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.
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