ISRO is yet to finalise the exact timeline of tests before a manned mission can take off, as it plans to have two unmanned test flights onboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk 3.
The basic design for the space capsule is for carrying three people. GSLV-Mk III has got a capacity to carry such a module, Nair said.
If successful, India will become the fourth nation to send an astronaut into space after the US, Russia and China.
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The reason for postponing the mission was that there were certain important changes made in the design so that it could easily land on the lunar surface, an ISRO official said.
The scientist, Tapan Misra, has been transferred to Bengaluru and appointed an adviser to ISRO chairman K Sivan. ISRO officials said his appointment as an adviser to the present chairman practically edges him out of the race to head the space agency.
ISRO officials said his appointment as an adviser to the present chairman practically edges him out of the race to head the space agency.
In September ISRO will fly a PSLV rocket with two foreign satellites, earning revenue for the country.
The Vikas Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine used to power the second stage of the ISRO’s trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
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The space agency said it was the first in a series of tests to ascertain the trustworthiness and efficiency of the Crew Escape System.
The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.
This also led to the ISRO recalling GSAT-11 for conducting thorough checks. “After a thorough check and additional tests, it was found fit for launch,” an official said.
According to ISRO, the request for qualification (RFQ) will be issued from Wednesday for a price of Rs 25,000 and a security deposit of Rs 400,000 has to be paid along with the application.