The first unmanned flight of the ISRO ambitious Gaganyaan mission pushed by 1 year. Originally the flight is scheduled in December 2020, will now launch at the end of 2021.
ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) will launch 2 crewless mission in to the space by 2022 before launching Humans in to the space.
ISRO chairman K Sivan told TOI that the process of human rating is progressing well and is expected to be complete in the second half of next year.
The heavy lift rocket, GSLV MKII (Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) is selected for the Gaganyaan Mission by ISRO.
Last week ISRO flagged off two human rated S200 strap on solid propellant motor of GSLV MKIII for Gaganyaan first crewless mission.
“The first critical booster segment of the motor case with a diameter of 3.2 meter, 8.5 meter in length and weighing 5.5 tonne has been indigenously developed and delivered by L&T,” Sivan said.
CoVID postponed many pre planned Mission of ISRO, Missions like Chandrayaan-3 is also going to missed deadline.
The first launch of SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle) is also scheduled to launch in December this year, SSLV will help in lowering the cost of light Satellites and will attract customers.