On Saturday, Union minister Jitendra Singh made an announcement about the Gaganyaan mission in which India will send a female robot “Vyommitra” to space. Gaganyaan mission is India’s maiden human space flight mission
Jitendra Singh said that the project got delayed due to the pandemic. And now they were planning the first trial mission in October first or second week. He said that bringing back the astronauts was as important as sending them.
He further added that in the second mission, there would be a female robot and she would mimic all human activities and If everything goes perfect, then they can have a go-ahead.
The second crew module sub-assembly identified for uncrewed missions has been completed and delivered by industry.
The construction of the orbital module preparatory facility is also nearing completion. The facility for integration of the test vehicle mission has been commissioned and work to expand the Gaganyaan launch pad is currently underway.
Before the final manned mission, which is likely to be launched in 2024 or 2025, Isro is scheduled to launch two uncrewed missions carrying a humanoid ‘Vyommitra’. If the manned mission is successful, India will become the fourth nation in the world after the US, Russia and China to acquire the capability to launch a human spaceflight mission.