First Trial Flight Of Gaganyaan May Face Some Delay Due To Lockdown

Bengaluru: India’s first unmanned mission slated this 12 months as a part of its bold human house flight enterprise “Gaganyaan” could face some delay with preparations adversely impacted as a result of COVID-19-induced lockdown, in line with ISRO officers.

Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO (Indian House Analysis Organisation) had earlier stated it has deliberate two trial flights with out crew forward of Gaganyaan — the primary one round December 2020 and the second round July 2021.

“There are some disturbances because of COVID, but still nothing is confirmed (about the delay). We need to see, still, we have got some six months time. We are trying to see if we can reach there,” a senior ISRO official informed PTI.

He added, “There may be slight up and down (in the schedule), but that will be known only when we do the complete evaluation…it is premature to say anything because the team that is working (on the project) has not indicated (about the delay).”

ISRO plans to hold humanoid “Vyommitra” within the first take a look at flight.

The house company is anticipated to launch the Rs 10,000- crore “Gaganyaan” in 2022, the 12 months of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

4 Indian Air Power fighter pilots — potential candidates for the Gaganyaan challenge — are at present beneath coaching in Moscow.


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