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Four Astronauts selected for Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO chief K Sivan

In May last year, the Air Force entered into an agreement with the ISRO to provide crew selection and training for the Gaganyan mission.

 

Bengaluru| Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief K. Sivan said on Wednesday that the government has approved the Chandrayaan-3 project. Work has already begun on this and it is likely to be launched in 2021. He said that four people have been selected for the Gagnayan Mission. Training for all astronauts will begin in the third week of this month. In addition, the Gagnayan Advisory Committee has been constituted.

The ISRO chief said, “We tried best during the Chandrayaan-2 mission, but could not land it on the surface of the moon. However, its orbiter is working well. This orbiter will provide data for seven years. ”He said that the acquisition of land for the construction of the second spaceport is in the early stages. This port will be built in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.

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K Sivan said – Plan to launch more than 25 missions this year

K Sivan mentioned the ISRO success of 2019. He said, “Our main strategy in 2019 was to expand ISRO. We wanted the horizon to expand horizontally. The second strategy was to expand our capacity. At the same time, the third strategy was to cut physical activity in ISRO. 2020 will be very important for ISRO. “We plan to launch more than 25 missions this year,” he said.

Union Minister had said that India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020

Union Minister Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the winter session of Parliament had said that India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020 and its cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. He had said that it would be wrong to call Chandrayaan-2 a failure. It gave us a lot to learn. This was India’s first attempt to land on the moon. No country in the world has been able to do this on the first try.

Pilots will spend seven days in space

In May last year, the Air Force entered into an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization to provide crew selection and training for the Gaganyan mission. Under this, a team of four-member scientists is to be sent from Gaganyan in 2022, which will spend at least seven days in space. The vehicle will be shipped from GSLV Mac-3 to space. These selected test pilots will be sent to Russia for training. For this, ISRO signed an agreement with Russia’s space agency Glaucosmos on July 2 this year.

10 thousand crores will be spent on Gaganyaan

The Gaganyaan mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day last year. The mission will cost around Rs 10,000 crore. It will probably be launched in 2022. It was approved by the Union Cabinet in 2018.

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