The central government has allocated an amount of Rs. 10,000 crores for the ambitious Gaganayaan project. Under this mission, the three-member crew will be on the journey of space for at least 7 days. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told that on Friday the cabinet approved the allocation of funds for this campaign. Addressing the media, Ravishankar Prasad said that this project will cost Rs. 10,000 crores. India will be the fourth country in the world to send human missions on space.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced this year’s Gaganyaan project in his speech on the occasion of Independence Day. PM Modi said that this mission would be completed by 2022. India has already signed a deal with Russia and France to help in this ambitious project.
Increased budget for space missions
Minister of State Jitendra Singh for PMO said that ISRO has outlined its goal of more than 50 missions in the next three years. He said that the government has increased the budget for space activities. In response to another question, Singh said that the Indian Space Research Program has witnessed unprecedented growth over the last few years due to the highly successful and commercial missions.
Capsules have been tested
It is worth mentioning that ISRO successfully tested a kelp escape module i.e. the capsule last day, which the astronaut can take with them. Actually, astronauts can get safely in the orbit of the Earth by riding in the capsule in the event of an accident. ISRO has developed this module on its own.
For Gaganayaan, ISRO will also conduct atleast 10 tests of one person. An official from ISRO said, “Well, we have set 10 scales but if we need it we will do more tests.” ISRO Chief Kailasavadivoo Sivan has also said that till 2022, the Gaganyaan can be sent. Earlier, ISRO would send two unmanned missions in 2020 and 2021.