Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Gaganyaan Programme”:
1.It envisages undertaking the demonstration of indigenous capability to undertake human spaceflight to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
2.Under the programme two unmanned missions and two manned mission will be carried out.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation: The word ‘Gaganyaan’ is derived from Sanskrit, meaning ‘sky-vehicle’.

Programme envisages undertaking the demonstration of indigenous capability to undertake human spaceflight to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

As part of this programme, two unmanned missions and one manned mission will be carried out. The major new technologies required for Gaganyaan programme are as follows:

  • Human rated launch vehicle
  • Crew escape systems
  • Habitable orbital module
  • Life support system
  • Crew selection and training and associated crew management activities

Source: FORUMIAS