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When was the Gaganyaan mission announced?

Asked 2019-01-11 12:32:35 by Pranav Mukopadhyay

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The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech on August 15, 2018. The target for sending Indian astronauts to space had been set for 2022.

How many astronauts will be sent to space?

Asked 2019-01-11 12:32:35 by Arnav Sengupta

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As per plans, three astronauts are slated to be sent to space, and they will spend 5-7 days in orbit.

How much will the Gaganyaan mission cost?

Asked 2019-01-11 12:32:35 by Vivaan Mehta

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The Gaganyaan mission is slated to cost in the ballpark of Rs. 10,000cr. Recently, the Cabinet approved funding for the mission.

Why is the Gaganyaan mission important?

Asked 2019-01-11 12:32:35 by Ishan Balasubramanium

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Success in the Gaganyaan mission would make India the fourth country after the US, Russia, and China to achieve human spaceflight. This distinction apart, it is also expected to yield technological benefits, establish a broad framework for collaboration between ISRO, academia, industry, national agencies, and other scientific organizations, and generate significant employment.

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