The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has unveiled the “Human Space Flight Centre” for its human space mission Gaganyaan at its ISRO Headquarters campus in Bengaluru (Karnataka). This unit will be responsible for the implementation of the Gaganyaan project which includes all mission planning from start to finish.
What is Human Space Flight Centre for Gaganyaan Project?
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on January 31-2019, unveiled its Human Space Flight Center (HSFC) at ISRO Headquarters Complex in Bengaluru, Karnataka for its first manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’.
This is part of ISRO’s pre-determined Gaganyaan plan which will carry 3 Biomanauts passengers into space by the end of 2021 through India’s indigenous spacecraft. The first unmanned mission of this plan was scheduled for December 2020 and the second in July 2021. But due to Covid-19 Pandemic, it is late. There is also a possibility of inducting a woman astronaut in India’s first human spaceflight program.
HSFC: This center has been established mainly for the Gaganyaan project.
The Human Space Flight Center will be responsible for the implementation of the Gaganyaan project, which includes all mission planning. The center will be responsible for the development of engineering systems for crew survival in space, crew selection and training, and overseeing activities for sustained human space flight missions.
“Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair” – has been made the first Founder Director of “HSFC”, while “Dr. R. Hutton” is the Project Director of the Gaganyaan Mission. The center will work with existing ISRO centers to conduct the first developmental flight of Gaganyaan under the Human Spaceflight Programme.
The budget of Rs 9023 crore has been approved by the central government for this scheme.
The Union Cabinet has already approved a budget of Rs. 9023 crores has been earmarked for this project. This center will be responsible for the implementation of the Gaganyaan project. Looking at the achievements of ISRO, it is expected that this project will be completed soon and we will get a chance to learn more about space exploration.
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