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Gaganyaan Mission likely to take off by 2022 End or Early 2023

India’s Gaganyaan mission is likely to be launched by End 2022 or Early 2023 according to the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hit by the disruptive covid pandemic, the flight was delayed and the mission was postponed. The Gaganyaan mission could drive the country to look forward to the positive approach making it the centre of human space exploration. Statistics confirmed that the manned mission is the biggest ISRO venture happening in the new decade. 

"We could have actually done this (launched Gaganyaan by 2022). We had planned to time it along the 75th anniversary of India's Independence, but it could not happen that way because of the inevitable delay caused due to COVID-19."

"But I am sure, maybe by the end of next year or maybe (by) the beginning of 2023, we would be able to do that as well," he said.

Dr. Jitender Singh attended a webinar on ‘Future of Indian Oceanic Space Technology Partnerships’ arranged by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He credited their success of understanding the usage of Space Technology to brainstorming exercises informed by the space scientists and government officials. 

"Space technology has a role to play, virtually, in every sector," he asserted.

Further four biological & two physical science related microgravity experiments were picked for the unmanned mission of the Gaganyaan programme.

"Oceania countries such as New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Island countries can also collaborate (with India) and work on joint space technology solutions and innovative products," the MoS added.

A few days back, the Austrian Space agency supported India unmanned mission and announced that they will be guiding India throughout with their mission by tracking it through Cocos Islands. Gaganyaan has been primarily focussing on launching unmanned missions for the first time in the Lower Earth Orbit.

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