Gaganyaan Mission: Today is a very special day for India in the field of space. India took a big leap in space. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched an unmanned flight for the Gaganyaan mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
Overcoming all the obstacles and challenges, ISRO has created history by launching the first test flight of the Gaganyaan mission. ISRO successfully launched the crew module of Gaganyaan from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota at 10 am on Sunday. It is also being called Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 and Test Vehicle Development Flynt (TV-D1).
ISRO Chief S Somnath said that I am happy to inform that the TV-DV1 (crew module) mission has been successfully launched. He congratulated the entire ISRO team for this success.
The test vehicle took with itself the crew module built for the astronaut. The rocket will go up sixteen and a half kilometers carrying the crew module and then land in the Bay of Bengal. Earlier on Saturday, the test mission was to be launched at 8 am but unfortunately it was rescheduled for 8.45 am. But before the launch, the engines could not function properly due to which the launch was postponed.
When the mission had to be postponed
Earlier, on postponement of the launch, ISRO chief had said that we are finding out what went wrong. He said, ‘The test vehicle is completely safe but the engines could not be started on time. ISRO will analyze the flaws and it will be rectified soon. Lift closing time has been postponed. For some reason the automatic launch was interrupted and the computer stopped the launch, we will analyze the flaws manually.
Test flight will be sent again next year
The success of this test flight will determine the outline of all further planning of the Gaganyaan mission. After this, there will be another test flight next year in which humanoid robot Vyommitra will be sent. Abort test means that if there is any problem, this module along with the astronaut can bring them down safely.
ISRO said that the single-stage liquid propulsion rocket equipped with the ‘crew module’ (which will carry the astronauts) and the crew rescue system was lifted off from the first launch pad of the space centre. The objective of the test spacecraft mission is to study the safety standards of the crew module and crew rescue system to eventually return Indian astronauts to Earth under the Gaganyaan mission.
This is the goal of the mission
The Gaganyaan mission aims to send humans into low Earth orbit at an altitude of 400 kilometers in a three-day mission in 2025 and bring them back to Earth safely. Indian astronauts, i.e. Gagnauts, will sit inside the crew module and revolve around the Earth in a low orbit at an altitude of 400 kilometers. ISRO will attempt the successful launch of its Test Vehicle – Demonstration (TV-D1), a single stage liquid propulsion rocket. This test vehicle mission with the crew module is an important milestone for the overall Gaganyaan programme.
The ‘crew module’ is the payload in the rocket, and it is a habitable space for astronauts in space with an Earth-like environment. It consists of a pressurized metallic ‘inner structure’ and an unpressurized ‘outer structure’ with ‘thermal protection systems’. During the first test flight on Saturday, data will be obtained to assess the performance of various systems in the ‘Crew Module’ which will help scientists get information about the performance of the vehicle.
landing at sea
The entire test flight program on Saturday is expected to be brief as the ‘Test Vehicle Abort Mission’ (TV-D1) launched the crew escape system (crew escape system) and crew module at an altitude of 17 km, about 10 km from Sriharikota. Landed safely in the sea. Later they will be searched and rescued by the Navy from the Bay of Bengal. While splashing down the module in the sea, its parachutes opened and it landed safely.