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ISRO’s Stellar Streak Continues: ‘Gaganyaan-1’ Mission targets new heights

September 12, 2023 12:28 PM IST

LVM3 - HLVM3 | ISRO | Spacecraft | Chandrayaan-3 | Aditya - L1 | Gaganyaan-1' Mission

After the historic success of ‘Chandrayaan-3’ and ‘Aditya-L1’ Missions, ISRO continuing its space odyssey and is all set to launch the ‘Gaganyaan-1’ project.

Gaganyaan project envisages a demonstration of human spaceflight capability by launching a crew of 3 members to an orbit of 400 km for a 3-day mission and bringing them back safely to earth, by landing in Indian sea waters.

It will include 2 human-rated launchers, LVM3 – HLVM3,

LVM3 rocket is the well-proven and reliable heavy lift launcher of ISRO and is identified as the launch vehicle for the Gaganyaan mission. It consists of solid stage, liquid stage, and cryogenic stage. All systems in the LVM3 launch vehicle are re-configured to meet human rating requirements and christened Human Rated LVM3. HLVM3 will be capable of launching the Orbital Module to an intended Low Earth Orbit of 400 km.

HLVM3 consists of a Crew Escape System (CES) powered by a set of quick-acting, high-burn rate solid motors which ensures that the Crew Module along with the crew is taken to a safe distance in case of any emergency either at the launch pad or during the ascent phase

Gaganyaan will also consist of two parts, the crew module (CM) and the service module (SM), which together will form the orbital module. The CM will be shaped like a truncated cone and is designed to carry up to three astronauts. The CM will sit on top of the SM, which will contain the propulsion and power systems of the craft. Upon reentry, the CM will separate from the SM and splash down in the ocean.

With never rest attitude, ISRO is continuing to show its prowess in the space sector. For the ‘Gaganyaan-1’, a team of more than 120 Engineers and technicians manufactured the component for the Mission.

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