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India will send the first crew into Earth orbit at least for seven days - RIA Novosti, 8/15/2018


NEW DELHI, 15 Aug — RIA Novosti. India plans to send the first national crew into low Earth orbit on which astronauts will work not less than seven days, the head of the Indian organization of space researches (ISRO) Kaylasavadiva has said on Wednesday to Sivan.© Foto: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center India plans to start till 2022 own mission in space "our plan consists in keeping the person in space at least a week. Crew members will be in the spacecraft approximately in 300-400 kilometers above the ground" — Sivan who is in Chennai has told the IANS agency. He has added that as the carrier India plans to use the most powerful of the rockets which are available at her order — GSLV-Mk III. "Within preparation for sending the first piloted mission we plan to make two pilotless space start-up" — the head of Isro.Ranee on Wednesday has told, addressing compatriots on the occasion of the celebration of the Independence Day, the prime minister of India Narendra Modi has said 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. India 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 comic 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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