ISRO, getting ready for “Gaganyaan,” its maiden manned space mission, uncovered its Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) in Bengaluru. The space agency is preparing themselves for the human spaceflight program by the end of 2021 that is expected to comprise a woman astronaut. As per ISRO, Gaganyaan is the “foremost priority” in 2019 and the plot is to have the foremost unmanned assignment in December 2020 and subsequent for July 2021. After its completion, the manned mission will take place in December 2021.
Previous ISRO Chairman, K Kasturirangan, in the attendance of ISRO Secretary and Chairman, Department of Space, K Sivan, unveiled the HSFC in Bengaluru at ISRO Headquarter campus. Previous Chairman, Directors of other ISRO Centers, as well as other VIPs were also present, it stated, mentioning that a full-scale prototype of Gaganyaan’s crew module was also disclosed during the occasion.
HSFC shall be accountable for accomplishment of Gaganyaan project that entails end-to-end operation scheduling, crew selection and coaching, the building of engineering systems for the survival of crew in space, and also track activities for persistent human space flight missions, as said by ISRO. It will take the backing of prevailing ISRO centers to execute the Gaganyaan’s foremost development flight within the human spaceflight initiative. The founder director of HSFC is S Unnikrishnan Nair, whereas the project director of Gaganyaan is R Hutton. Recently, a green signal was given by the Union Cabinet for the Rs 9,023 Crore program.
Likewise, recently, a military satellite, Microsat-R, was effectively lifted off from the spaceport aboard its Polar rocket PSLV C44, in the foremost undertaking of this year for ISRO. The workhorse PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) of Indian Space Research Organization was launched from the foremost launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the completion of a 28-H countdown at 11.37 pm.