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Sunday, January 24, 2021



Before NASA's Raja Chari, the astronauts who took India into space

December 12, 2020 4:28 pm

Chari will become the fourth person of Indian origin to go to outer space. The first Indian to enter space was Rakesh Sharma, when he flew aboard the Soviet rocket Soyuz T-11 in 1984.

Explained: Zvezda, the Russian firm making suits for India’s Gaganyaan astronauts

October 05, 2020 9:20 am

Established in 1952 as Factory No. 918, Zvezda is a Russian company which primarily designs, develops and produces portable life support systems for aircraft and spacecraft crew.

India, France in discussion for Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts

August 30, 2020 6:06 pm

A senior official of the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), the space agency of France, said work on the equipment for Mission Alpha is on.

Gaganyaan: Unmanned space mission planned for December 2020 likely to be delayed

August 16, 2020 9:05 pm

The likely delay in the first unmanned mission was recently conveyed to the Space Commission, the apex policy making body on space related issues. The Space Commission is headed by ISRO Chairman and Department of Space Secretary K Sivan.

Gaganyaan: Indian astronauts’ training on track, says Russia space agency

August 07, 2020 1:25 am

The training of the four astronauts at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), which started in February but was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, had resumed in May.

First trial flight of Gaganyaan may face some delay due to lockdown

June 11, 2020 5:19 pm

The space agency is expected to launch the Rs 10,000- crore "Gaganyaan" in 2022, the year of the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.

Gaganyaan: Four IAF pilots complete winter survival training at Russia centre

March 13, 2020 6:56 am

The training included survival techniques required in the event of the crew landing in a cold zone and was “successfully overcome by representatives of the Indian Space Research Organisation,” the training centre has reported.

IAF pilots picked for manned space mission start training in Russia

February 12, 2020 9:50 am

The IAF pilots will also be trained in short-term weightlessness mode aboard a special Il-76MDK aircraft, as well as measures for “abnormal landing’’ of their spaceship in various terrain.

Explained: What is Vyommitra’s space job?

January 25, 2020 8:36 am

Before India’s first human spaceflight, a half-humanoid will travel solo to help determine if the trip is safe enough. How ISRO is preparing for the unmanned and manned trips, and where the half-humanoid fits in

Gaganyaan: International collaboration key in manned mission to space

January 24, 2020 6:10 pm

ISRO will provide a bulwark of technologies and systems for the Gaganyaan mission, but there will be key contributions from Russia and France. Russia will help with the selection of astronauts, while France will help with its expertise in space medicine.


2020 will be the year of Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan: Everything to know

January 02, 2020 7:31 pm

ISRO is working on both the Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan in 2020. However, the launch of Chandrayaan-3 might be pushed back to 2021.