Union Minister Jitendra Singh gave information, when will the Gaganyaan mission be launched, why was the delay

Union Minister Jitendra Singh gave information, when will the Gaganyaan mission be launched, why was the delay

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday that India's Gaganyaan mission is likely to be sent to space in late 2022 or early 2023. Gaganyaan was to be sent by the end of the year 2022, but it was delayed due to the epidemic of Kovid-19. The goal of this mission is to send astronauts to low Earth orbit.

'Gaganyaan' may be launched in late 2022 or early 2023 

“Actually we could have done it in 2022. We had also planned to do it with the 75th anniversary of the country's independence, but due to Kovid-19 it will not happen. However, I am sure that by the end of next year or early 2023, we will definitely do it. According to the government, four biological and two microgravity experiments affiliated to academic institutions have been selected for the Gaganyaan programme.

Space medicine also played a big role in sending three Indians to space

The Minister of State for Space, in a webinar organized on the Future of India-Oceania Space Technology Partnership, said that space technology has played a role in every field. It is also helpful in disaster management. The webinar was organized by Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The minister said that space medicine has also played a big role in sending three Indians to space.

Singh also stressed on the need to increase access to startups and industries working in the field of space. He said that New Zealand, Australia and Pacific Island countries can partner in the development of space technology by increasing cooperation with India.

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