ISRO takes charge! Agency independently developing life support system for Gaganyaan mission | Photos

ISRO takes charge! Agency independently developing life support system for Gaganyaan mission

ISRO has been facing a problem with its Gaganyaan mission as nations are refusing to the life support technology for its spacecraft. Now, it has announced it will develop the same on its own.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Dec 22 2023, 15:30 IST
Gaganyaan mission
India's renowned space agency, ISRO, has faced a setback in its ambitious Gaganyaan mission as other nations declined to share crucial technology for the development of the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS). Despite ISRO's numerous successful satellite launches in collaboration with various countries in 2022 and 2023, the space agency has found itself without the necessary expertise to engineer the life support system vital for the Gaganyaan mission. (ANI)
1/6 India's renowned space agency, ISRO, has faced a setback in its ambitious Gaganyaan mission as other nations declined to share crucial technology for the development of the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS). Despite ISRO's numerous successful satellite launches in collaboration with various countries in 2022 and 2023, the space agency has found itself without the necessary expertise to engineer the life support system vital for the Gaganyaan mission. (ANI)
Gaganyaan mission
Now, ISRO Chairman S. Somanath addressed the challenge at the Manohar Parrikar Vigyan Mahotsav 2023, announcing the agency's decision to independently develop the ECLSS for the Gaganyaan mission. Somanath revealed that ISRO traditionally focused on rocket and satellite design, lacking experience in developing an environmental control life support system. Despite the disappointment of failed international collaborations, ISRO is committed to overcoming this obstacle and showcasing India's prowess in human spaceflight. (PTI)
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2/6 Now, ISRO Chairman S. Somanath addressed the challenge at the Manohar Parrikar Vigyan Mahotsav 2023, announcing the agency's decision to independently develop the ECLSS for the Gaganyaan mission. Somanath revealed that ISRO traditionally focused on rocket and satellite design, lacking experience in developing an environmental control life support system. Despite the disappointment of failed international collaborations, ISRO is committed to overcoming this obstacle and showcasing India's prowess in human spaceflight. (PTI)
Gaganyaan Mission Objectives
Gaganyaan Mission Objectives: The Gaganyaan project, slated for a 2025 launch, aims to demonstrate India's capabilities in human spaceflight. The goal is to propel a crew to a 400 km orbit, a significant milestone that underlines India's commitment to advancing space exploration. ISRO remains steadfast in its dedication to indigenous development, leveraging local industries and existing knowledge to achieve success in this pioneering mission. (PTI)
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3/6 Gaganyaan Mission Objectives: The Gaganyaan project, slated for a 2025 launch, aims to demonstrate India's capabilities in human spaceflight. The goal is to propel a crew to a 400 km orbit, a significant milestone that underlines India's commitment to advancing space exploration. ISRO remains steadfast in its dedication to indigenous development, leveraging local industries and existing knowledge to achieve success in this pioneering mission. (PTI)
Gaganyaan mission
Somanath highlighted the challenges of the Gaganyaan mission, emphasising the need for increased skill and confidence for successful human space travel. Recognizing the inherent risks in rocket launches, ISRO is dedicated to skill-building initiatives and design enhancement. The chairman stressed the importance of these factors, essential for ensuring the safety of astronauts and the overall success of the mission. (ISRO)
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4/6 Somanath highlighted the challenges of the Gaganyaan mission, emphasising the need for increased skill and confidence for successful human space travel. Recognizing the inherent risks in rocket launches, ISRO is dedicated to skill-building initiatives and design enhancement. The chairman stressed the importance of these factors, essential for ensuring the safety of astronauts and the overall success of the mission. (ISRO)
Gaganyaan mission
To mitigate risks, Somanath underscored ISRO's efforts in embedding intelligence within rockets. Leveraging sensor data, artificial intelligence, and swift decision-making, the space agency aims to prevent potential failures during space missions. Emphasising the significance of split-second decisions during contingencies, ISRO is actively developing technologies to preemptively handle rocket failures and safeguard astronauts. (ISRO)
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5/6 To mitigate risks, Somanath underscored ISRO's efforts in embedding intelligence within rockets. Leveraging sensor data, artificial intelligence, and swift decision-making, the space agency aims to prevent potential failures during space missions. Emphasising the significance of split-second decisions during contingencies, ISRO is actively developing technologies to preemptively handle rocket failures and safeguard astronauts. (ISRO)
ISRO
In the pursuit of human spaceflight capabilities, ISRO has maintained its commitment to pioneering new technologies that are crucial for astronaut safety and mission success. Somanath reiterated the core principle of human spaceflight, emphasising the incorporation of intelligence into rockets to prevent and address failures during launches. ISRO's active efforts involve synthesising data, predicting failures, and making split-second decisions, marking a significant stride towards ensuring the safety of astronauts during their space missions. (ISRO)
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6/6 In the pursuit of human spaceflight capabilities, ISRO has maintained its commitment to pioneering new technologies that are crucial for astronaut safety and mission success. Somanath reiterated the core principle of human spaceflight, emphasising the incorporation of intelligence into rockets to prevent and address failures during launches. ISRO's active efforts involve synthesising data, predicting failures, and making split-second decisions, marking a significant stride towards ensuring the safety of astronauts during their space missions. (ISRO)
First Published Date: 22 Dec, 15:01 IST
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