Gaganyaan: News

The Gaganyann program was conceptualized by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It aims to explore the possibility of crewed spaceflight using an orbital spacecraft designed to carry three people. The Gaganyaan spacecraft is a low-Earth orbit craft that was scheduled to fly its first crewed mission in December 2021. Now, the mission has been deferred to no earlier than 2023. According to ISRO, the total development cost for the Gaganyaan program is approximately Rs. 9,023 crores. The uncrewed missions are for technology demonstration and reliability verification to study the performance of systems before a crewed flight. The new technologies required for the Gaganyaan program include a human-rated launch vehicle, crew escape systems, a habitable orbital module, life support systems, and crew selection and training. For the first crewed mission, pilots are selected from a pool of Indian Air Force test pilots. ISRO has said that after successful completion of the Gaganyaan program, the next step is to focus on achieving capability for sustained human presence in space. To this effect, the detailed proposals and modalities for a space station will be worked out in the future.

ISRO's Ahmedabad facility will aid Gaganyaan mission: Here's how

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facility in Ahmedabad will play a key role in India's first crewed space mission, Gaganyaan.

ISRO successfully tests Gaganyaan's Service Module Propulsion System

Gaganyaan, which will be India's first crewed space mission, is picking up pace.

18 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi may negotiate first India-US planetary defense deal with Biden

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ISRO aims to launch crewed Gaganyaan mission between 2024-2025

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has decided not to hurry with the Gaganyaan project, the crewed mission to space.

Gaganyaan's abort flight test in May: What is its significance

The first of the four test vehicles for India's ambitious space mission, Gaganyaan, will launch in May.

ISRO tests parachute system to be used in Gaganyaan mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted the Rail Track Rocket Sled deployment tests of the Gaganyaan Pilot and Apex Cover Separation (ACS) parachutes in cluster configurations.

Gaganyaan: India's first manned space mission likely in 2024

Gaganyaan, India's first manned mission to space, is expected to be launched in 2024, said the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh.

22 Jul 2022

Space News

ISRO to launch Gaganyaan, Chandrayaan-3 in 2023, says Modi government

Chandrayaan-3, India's next lunar mission, and Gaganyaan, the country's first astronaut program, are two of the most prestigious missions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

28 Jun 2021


ISRO racing against time to launch Gaganyaan's uncrewed test flight

The Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Gaganyaan program was formally announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address in August 2018.

India plans to have sustained human presence in space

India plans to have a sustained human presence in space and is coming out with a policy framework and a long-term roadmap.

11 Feb 2021


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11 Feb 2021

Space News

Gaganyaan crewed mission delayed; Will miss 75th Independence-Day deadline

India's ambitious space initiative Gaganyaan will launch its second unmanned mission sometime in 2022-23 as per a statement by Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The actual human spaceflight module will be launched at an unspecified time thereafter.

22 Jan 2020


Meet Vyommitra, the robot that will go on Gaganyaan mission

In a matter of months, ISRO plans to conduct the first flight scheduled for its 'Gaganyaan' mission - the effort to send Indians into space.

22 Jan 2020

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Gaganyaan mission: 4 selected astronauts will be trained in Russia

The four astronauts selected by ISRO for the highly-anticipated Gaganyaan mission - the project that aims to send three Indians into space in an Indian module - are heading to Russia for training.

01 Jan 2020

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Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

17 Jul 2019

Space News

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12 Jun 2019

Indian Air Force

Gaganyaan space mission: IAF to select 'vyomanauts' within 2 months

In a couple of months, the Indian Air Force will select 10 potential candidates for the country's first-ever manned space mission - the Gaganyaan.

01 Jun 2019


ISRO, IAF to train vyomnauts for India's first-ever manned space-mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to launch three Indian 'vyomnauts' into an Earth-bound orbit as part of the country's first-ever manned space mission.

26 Jan 2019


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ISRO to send astronauts, including women, to space by 2021

On Friday, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the space agency had set a target of sending Indian astronauts, including women, to space by December 2021, as part of its ambitious human spaceflight project, the Gaganyaan mission.

28 Dec 2018


Cabinet approves Rs. 10,000cr for sending 3 Indians to space

On Friday, the Union Cabinet approved Rs. 10,000cr for the ambitious 'Gaganyaan' mission to send three Indian astronauts to space in 2022.

12 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

While ISRO was already working towards the realization of the ambitious Gaganyaan mission to send Indian astronauts to space, the space agency has now drawn up a list of experiments to be conducted ahead of the mission.

23 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

After an agreement with France, India is likely to ink a pact with Russia for sharing of expertise on ISRO's ambitious human space mission project 'Gaganyaan'.

15 Sep 2018


Gaganyaan mission: IAF to assist ISRO in astronaut training

Since PM Modi announced plans to send Indian astronauts to space by 2022, ISRO has been frantically trying to make requisite arrangements for its landmark Gaganyaan mission.

07 Sep 2018


Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

On August 15, PM Narendra Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send its astronauts to space by 2022.

29 Aug 2018


Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

A couple of weeks after PM Modi promised a manned spaceflight, ISRO chief K Sivan has come up with a roadmap.