Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre(GCTC)

News:Recently,four Indian pilots chosen as candidate-astronauts for Gaganyaan mission began their training at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre(GCTC). Facts: About the Programme: The programme includes basic or generic astronaut training followed by activities specific to the first Indian human space mission, Gaganyaan. At the end of all training modules in India and… Continue reading Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre(GCTC)

ISRO, DRDO join hands for Gaganyaan project

News:Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and Defence Research Development Organisation(DRDO) has signed MoUs to jointly develop systems that will aid and enhance the Gaganyaan project. Facts: About Gaganyaan project: 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… Continue reading ISRO, DRDO join hands for Gaganyaan project

Russia to train four Indian astronauts for Gaganyaan

Russia will help in 4-5 critical areas of the Gaganyaan Mission. This includes training of Indian astronauts at Russian facilities. A special ISRO unit will be established in the embassy in Moscow to facilitate increased cooperation between India and Russia in view of the Gaganyaan programme Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to… Continue reading Russia to train four Indian astronauts for Gaganyaan

Russia to select, train 4 of 12 Indians for manned mission

Russia will select and train four Indian astronauts for the Gaganyaan Mission. In June, Roscosmos subsidiary Glavkosmos and ISRO had signed a contract for the selection and training of Indian astronauts for the Gaganyaan Mission. Gaganyaan is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022. The… Continue reading Russia to select, train 4 of 12 Indians for manned mission

India, Russia discuss space cooperation

India and Russia has held high-level talks to elevate bilateral cooperation to the next level in the field of space. Russia has promised all assistance for India’s Human Space Flight Mission Gaganyaan. 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… Continue reading India, Russia discuss space cooperation

Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?

Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared? Article: In the backdrop the recent failure of a Russian rocket launch, the article assesses India’s preparation to launch its human space mission, Gaganyaan Important Analysis: Failure of Russian rocket launch: On October 11 2018, the launch of Russian rocket Soyuz FG failed leading… Continue reading Two international astronauts survive space scare. How well is India prepared?