Gaganyaan Test Vehicle Space flight (TV-D1) is scheduled for launch on 21 October 2023

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.

  1. The “Gaganyaan” mission aims to send both unmanned and manned missions to outer space by 2024.
  2. 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.
  3. Success in this test will pave the way for the first unmanned “Gaganyaan” mission and, eventually, a manned mission in low Earth orbit.
  4. Prior to the ultimate manned “Gaganyaan” mission, a test flight is planned for next year, which will carry “Vyommitra,” a female robot astronaut.

MCQ

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

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