India’s first human space flight Gaganyaan is targeted to be launched in the 4th quarter of 2024.
The country’s first human space flight mission, Gaganyaan, is targeted to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2024, the government has said.
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh gave this information in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
The Minister said, in view of the paramount importance of crew safety, two uncrewed flights are scheduled, before the final human space flight- ‘H1 mission’, to demonstrate the performance of the crew escape system and parachute-based deceleration system for different flight conditions.
He said, uncrewed ‘G1 mission’ will be targeted in the last quarter of 2023, followed by the ‘G2’ in the second quarter of 2024.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said the astronaut designates for the Gaganyaan are identified and undergoing mission-specific training at Bengaluru.