ANDHRA PADESH: On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the third significant test as part of the development of the Gaganyaan Mission, aimed at sending Indian astronauts into space.
The test involved the launch of the liquid-propelled single-stage Test Vehicle (TV-D1) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
The primary purpose of this mission was to carry the Crew Escape System, a crucial component for ensuring the safety of Indian astronauts during the Gaganyaan Mission.
“I am very happy to announce the successful accomplishment of Gaganyaan TV-D1 mission” said ISRO Cheif S Somnath.
This test validated the motors designated for use in the Gaganyaan Mission, including low-altitude motors, high-altitude motors, and jettisoning motors, which would be used to safely eject astronauts from the vehicle in the event of an emergency.
It’s worth noting that the initial launch was momentarily halted due to an anomaly, which was promptly resolved, allowing the spacecraft to lift off at 10 a.m.