Gaganyaan Mission

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

11 Feb 2021

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.

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

12 Jun 2019

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.

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

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.

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

11 Jan 2019

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.

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

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.

Gaganyaan: ISRO plans 10 experiments in space ahead of mission

12 Nov 2018

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.

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

23 Sep 2018

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'.

Gaganyaan mission: IAF to assist ISRO in astronaut training

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.

Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?

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.

India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

06 Sep 2018

India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

India and France today announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO's first manned mission announced by PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day.

Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO will send 3 Indians to space

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.