Date: 8 months ago   Category: Space

India will finish preparation for sending the piloted space mission in time - RIA Novosti, 8/27/2018


NEW DELHI, 27 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Indian organization of space researches (ISRO) expects to finish preparation for sending own piloted space mission in time — by 2022, the chief adviser for science at the government of India Vijay Ragkhavan has said in an interview to the PTI agency. "This mission doesn't appear from anywhere, it is result of casual combination of circumstances. On creating it, we needed considerable time" — Ragkhavan has told, having confirmed earlier read plans for sending a mission in 2022. On a question of whether India consults with the foreign colleagues having considerable experience in space branch, first of all, from Russia and the USA, he has answered that these two countries are the conventional leaders in the sphere of science and technologies. "Consultations with them have natural character" — the interlocutor of the agency has specified. Addressing compatriots on the occasion of the celebration of the Independence Day on August 15, the prime minister of India Narendra Modi has reported that the government plans to launch till 2022 the first national piloted mission in space. The spaceship has already received the name "Gaganyan" that in translation means "the heavenly ship". His outline sketch has been submitted in 2009, work on space suits and another is now conducted by the equipment, necessary for sending astronauts. It is supposed that the carrier rocket with the first national Indian crew will be put to low Earth orbit (about 300-400 kilometers above the ground) on which astronauts will work not less than seven days. As the carrier India plans to use the most powerful of the rockets which are available at her order — GSLV-Mk Iii.Indiya develops own space program since 1947 when has gained independence. Work is conducted under the direction of government department of space researches. The direct organization of works on coordination of activity of various organizations and firms within the space program and also on creation of the missile and space equipment is assigned to ISRO (till 1969 — the Indian national committee of space researches).

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