ISRO cranks up Gaganyaan project PT Facts News The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has set up a Human Space Flight Centre to implement Gaganyaan Project Important Facts
  1. The Centre will be in charge of all human-related programme at the ISRO, including the Gaganyaan project
  2. Scientist Unnikrishnan Nair has been named director of the centre. He had earlier led ISRO’s Advanced Space Transportation Programme
  3. The project director for Gaganyaan will be R Hutton, who is now project director for the PSLV programme
About Gaganyaan Mission: ● Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022. ● The programme will make India the fourth nation in the world to launch a Human Spaceflight Mission. So far, only the USA, Russia and China have launched human spaceflight missions.
  1. ISRO also announced the launch of India’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 in in mid-April 2019
  2. Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, will be launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-3.
  3. Chandrayaan 2 will orbit around the moon to study its conditions and collect data of its topography, mineralogy and exosphere.