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How human spaceflight initiative Gaganyaan will benefit India

28 December, 2018 12:22 PM
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How human spaceflight initiative Gaganyaan will benefit India

Human Spaceflight capability will enable India to participate as a collaborating partner in future Global space exploration initiatives with long-term national benefits.

In a huge boost for India's space programme, the Cabinet on Friday gave a green flag to the Gaganyaan programme through which a three-member crew can be in space for minimum 7 days. The indigenous human spaceflight programme will incur a total cost of Rs 10,000 crore.

A human rated GSLV Mk-lll will be used to carry the orbital module which will have necessary provisions for sustaining a 3-member crew for the duration of the mission. The necessary infrastructure for crew training, realization of flight systems and ground infrastructure will be established to support the Gaganyaan Programme.

- Gaganyaan programme will establish a broader framework for collaboration between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), academia, industry, national agencies and other scientific organisations.

- It will allow pooling in of diverse technological and industrial capabilities and enable broader participation in research opportunities and technology development benefitting large number of students and researchers.

- It is expected to generate employment and train human resources in advanced technologies.

- It is likely to inspire a large number of young students to take up science and technology careers for national development.

- To be developed as a national effort, Gaganyaan programme will involve the participation of the Industry, Academia and National Agencies spread across the length and breadth of the country.

- The human spaceflight programme will provide a unique micro-gravity platform in space for conducting experiments and test bed for future technologies.

Human Spaceflight capability will enable India to participate as a collaborating partner in future Global space exploration initiatives with long-term national benefits.

The programme is likely to spur research and development within the country in niche science and technology domains. It has a huge potential for technology spinoffs in areas such as medicine, agriculture, industrial safety, pollution, waste management, water and food resource management etc.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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