Test Flight Success Of Abort Mission-1

  • Successive sequential trial flights before the final “Gaganyaan” launch.
  • With a single-engine rocket carrying an early depressurised version of the “Gaganyaan” Crew Module (CM) to an altitude of around 17 Kilometre followed by final descent using a parachute for its splashdown.
  • Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1) accomplished, demonstrated the crew escape of the “Gaganyaan” project.
  • Will set the stage for the remaining qualification tests and unmanned missions, leading to the first Gaganyaan mission with Indian astronauts.
  • Crew Module (CM) is the habitable space with an Earth-like environment in space for the crew, while Service Module (SM) will be used to provide necessary support to CM while in orbit.
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