Gaganyaan programme: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Gaganyaan Mission: L&T delivers Booster Segment, the first launch hardware to ISRO

Published: November 17, 2020

On November 17, 2020, Larsen and Toubro delivered a Booster Segment, the first hardware for the Gaganyaan Mission to ISRO. The company has delivered the module ahead of schedule. What is a Booster segment in a rocket? It is an engine or can also be a booster rocket. It is either the first stage of ..

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Gaganyaan Mission: ISRO to tap technologies of local start ups

Published: May 18, 2020

The Indian Space Research Organization has identified 17 technologies at lower costs from Indian start ups to use in Gaganyaan mission. Highlights The technologies identified includes food and medicine for astronauts, life support systems, inflatable habitats, thermal protection technologies and anti-radiation technologies. ISRO will also share its intellectual properties with the companies participating in the ..

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“Vyom Mitra”-ISRO’s half Humanoid-An experimental mission of Gaganyaan

Published: January 24, 2020

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) is to send a half-humanoid robot called the “Vyom Mitra” as an experimental mission to Gaganyaan. Vyom Mitra means a friend in Sky. Highlights ISRO introduced Vyom Mitra at the “Human Space Flight and Exploration-Present Challenges and Future Trends” seminar that was held in Bengaluru. The robot is to fly ..

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Cabinet approves ISRO Technical Liaison Unit at Moscow

Published: August 1, 2019

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Technical Liaison Unit (ITLU) at Moscow, Russia. It is mandated to collaborate with Space agencies and industries in Russia and neighbouring countries for mutually synergetic outcomes. It will enable effective technical coordination for timely interventions on diversified ..

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