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BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has started preparations for unmanned flight tests as part of the Gaganyaan mission, the agency said on October 7.
A post on the ISRO’s official handle on social media platform X read, “Mission Gaganyaan: ISRO to commence`unmanned flight tests for the Gaganyaan mission. Preparations for the Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1), which demonstrates the performance of the Crew Escape System, are underway.”
According to ISRO, the success of this test flight will set the stage for the remaining qualification tests and unmanned missions, leading to the first Gaganyaan mission with Indian astronauts.
The agency also said in the press release that the First Crew Module for Gaganyaan test flight and the development flight Test Vehicle (TV-D1) is in the final stages of preparation.