The Union cabinet has approved Gaganyaan Project, a plan of Rs 10,000 Crore under which three Indian Astronauts will be sent to space for at least seven days. This step will be a boost to the country’s human spaceflight programme.
After USA, Russia, and China, India is on the way to become the 4th nation to send people to space.
Under Gaganyaan Project, A budget of Rs 10,000 crore has decided to send 3 Indian astronauts to space in the year 2022.
Cabinet approves indigenous human spaceflight programme; Gaganyaan programme to carry 3 member crew for minimum 7 days in space at a total cost of Rs 10k crores.
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2018
India’s ambitious Gaganyaan Project will take final flight in December 2021. Before this launch, there will be two unmanned test-flight launched in December 2020 and July 2021.
India’s space agency will deploy its biggest rocket, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, to send three Indian astronauts to space from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
The astronauts who will be sent to space called by name “Vyomnauts” and Vyom means space in Sanskrit. ISRO has also designed spacesuits for Indian astronauts who will be going to space for around 7 days.
ISRO chairman K Sivan said, “It is an ambitious and mammoth project and we are happy that the government has also approved the budget for the project. The time is less but ISRO has taken up the mission and we will meet the 2022 deadline. We have been working on the plan since last four months. With a team to work for the mission that will be over by January.”
This development was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech. He stated that a son or daughter will go to space with an Indian flag in their hands. And now Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced this news, India is all set to fly higher.