‘Gaganyaan’ review meeting: The country should now aim for new and ambitious goals, including setting up “Bharatiya Antariksha Station” by 2035 and sending the first Indian to the Moon by 2040, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Tuesday presided over a high-level meeting to assess the progress of India’s Gaganyaan Mission and to outline the future of India’s space exploration endeavours. The Department of Space gave a thorough summary of the Gaganyaan Mission during the conference, outlining numerous technologies that have been created thus far, such as human-rated launch vehicles and system validation.
Three “uncrewed missions” of the Human Rated Launch Vehicle (HLVM3) are among the approximately 20 important tests, it was stated. On October 21, the Crew Escape System Test Vehicle will conduct its initial demonstration flight. The mission’s launch in 2025 was confirmed after the meeting assessed the mission’s readiness. “Building on the success of the Indian space initiatives, including the recent Chandrayan-3 and Aditya L1 Missions, Prime Minister directed that India should now aim for new and ambitious goals, including setting up ‘Bharatiya Antariksha Station’ (Indian Space Station) by 2035 and sending first Indian to the Moon by 2040,” according to a release from the PMO.
‘Gaganyaan’ review meeting
The Department of Space will create a plan for moon exploration in order to realise this vision. The development of a Next Generation Launch Vehicle (NGLV), the building of a new launch pad, the establishment of human-centered laboratories, and related technologies will all be included in this. A Venus Orbiter Mission and a Mars Lander are two extraterrestrial missions that the prime minister also urged Indian scientists to work towards.
According to the press release, he expressed confidence in India’s capabilities and reaffirmed the country’s resolve to reaching unprecedented space exploration heights. This Saturday between 7 and 9 a.m., ISRO is planning the Flight Test Vehicle Abort programme, a crucial component of its ambitious manned space programme Gaganyaan. (ANI)