Gaganyaan: Second unmanned mission planned in 2022-23 followed by human spaceflight, says govt

The second unmanned mission of Gaganyaan has been planned in 2022-23, followed by human spaceflight module, the government said on Wednesday. First unmanned mission is planned in December 2021. Second unmanned flight is planned in 2022-23, followed by human spaceflight demonstration,” Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. It was initially envisaged that the Rs 10,000 crore Gaganyaan mission aims to send a three-member crew to space for five to seven days by 2022 when India completes 75 years of independence. Earlier, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the launch of the first unmanned mission of Gaganyaan is slated for December 2021. The mission was originally scheduled for launch in December 2020 but had to be postponed due to the corona virus pandemic.


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