Gaganyaan (Orbital Vehicle) is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft intended to be the basis of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.
PM Modi : "We have decided that by 2022, when India completes 75 years of independence, or before that, a son or daughter of India will go to space with a tricolour [Indian flag] in their hands"".
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is setting up a third launch pad at Sriharikota to undertake the Gaganyaan manned space flight programme, an ISRO official said on Friday. In addition, ISRO is scouting for a location on the western sea coast near Gujarat to set up another launch pad for Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLV).
The Indian space agency has gone on to display the Gaganyaan crew model and space suits at the Bengaluru Space Expo’s 6th edition, which began yesterday (September 6) and will end tomorrow (September 8).
Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan is an Indian space scientist and the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization. He is the former Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and Liquid Propulsion centre.