Bengaluru: Buoyed by the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and the successful launch of the Aditya L-1, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has accelerated preparations for the Gagyan mission. ISRO is planning to test the ‘Crew Escape System’, a system for evacuating astronauts from a spacecraft designed for testing, later this month. The experiment is part of India’s ambitious plan to send manned missions into space. Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) Director S. Annanikrishnan Nair said, “Preparations are going on. All parts of the vehicle system (for launch) have reached Sriharikota. Work is on to assemble them. We will launch it in October.” Finally ready to start.
The crew escape system is an important element of the Gagnian.
VSSC is the major center of ISRO under the Department of Space and is located in Thiruvananthapuram. “With this crew escape system, we will test different conditions like high pressure and ‘transonic conditions,'” said Nair. The Crew Escape System (CES) is an important element of the Gagnian, the ISRO official said. According to ISRO officials, the test vehicle TV-D1 will be tested this month as one of the four test missions under the Gagnian programme. This will be followed by the second test vehicle TV-D2 and the first unmanned Gagnon (LVM3-G1). Under the second phase, it is planned to send test vehicle missions (TV-D3 and D4) and LVM3-G2 with robotic payloads.
Will be sent to Sriharikota for the launch.
The curve model is developed in several stages. It will have a pressurized cabin so that the outer atmosphere does not affect the astronauts. The crew model for Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 is ready and will be sent to Sriharikota for launch.
Avionics system installed in Crew model
This test curve model is the same size as the original curve model. It is equipped with an avionics system that will help check navigation, sequencing, telemetry, energy etc. throughout the test mission. After completing the abort mission, the crew module will be ejected from the Bay of Bengal. Sitting inside the Gaganyaan crew module, the Indian astronauts will circle the Earth in an orbit at an altitude of 400 km. The crew module is a double-walled cabin, it will have a variety of navigation systems, health systems, food storage, etc.
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