News update: Gaganyaan project- crucial meeting

Pic: (from left to right- Gaganyaan crew escape tower model, astronaut EVA, Gaganyaan proposed space suit design and CARE capsule of ISRO)

Source: THE HINDU <>

  • A national review committee to meet for the first time in Bengaluru (March 5 and 6).
  • To comprehensively discuss on details.
  • ISRO wants to unveil mission’s details to stakeholders from multiple agencies.
  • The committee will also be briefed on the lunar lander and rover mission, Chandrayaan-2.
  • Back in November 2004, ISRO had first brainstormed a crewed mission at a similar gathering of nearly 100 experts in Bengaluru.
  • Agreements and programmes planned with the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will start taking shape from now on under the newly formed Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) and a dedicated project team.
  • ISRO recently submitted to the IAF a set of requirements on selecting and training prospective Indian space travellers. The IAF would come back with details of its facilities.
  • The astronauts will be mainly trained at the IAF’s Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Bengaluru.
  • Environment Control and Life Support Systems (ELCSS) in the capsule:- The life sciences labs of the DRDO to work on it.