Gaganyaan Test Vehicle Space flight (TV-D1) is scheduled for launch on October 21, 2023. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will use this test to evaluate the efficacy of the Crew Escape System, a crucial component of the “Gaganyaan” mission.
- The “Gaganyaan” mission aims to send both unmanned and manned missions to outer space by 2024.
- The test is to be conducted at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, and the Crew Module will be responsible for carrying astronauts during the Gaganyaan mission.
- Success in this test will pave the way for the first unmanned “Gaganyaan” mission and, eventually, a manned mission in low Earth orbit.
- Prior to the ultimate manned “Gaganyaan” mission, a test flight is planned for next year, which will carry “Vyommitra,” a female robot astronaut.
Q.: Who is “Vyommitra” in the context of the Gaganyaan mission?
A. The mission commander
B. The official spokesperson for ISRO
C. A female robot astronaut
D. A famous Indian astronaut
Ans : C. A female robot astronaut