Gaganyaan: Indian Astronauts complete training in Russia

Gaganyaan: Indian Astronauts complete training in Russia

The four astronauts chosen for Gaganyaan – India’s first manned mission have completed training in Russia on crew actions in case of an unusual descent module landing, said Glavkosmos, an auxiliary of Russian space association Roscosmos.

The astronauts were healthy and resolved to proceed with their training, it said.

“To date, Indian astronauts have completed training on crew actions in the event of an abnormal descent module landing in wooded and marshy areas in winter (completed in February 2020), on the water surface (completed in June 2020), in the steppe in summer (completed in July 2020),” Glavkosmos said.

In June 2020, they passed preparing in transient weightlessness mode on board the IL-76MDK special laboratory aircraft, and in July, they were prepared to lift on board a helicopter while evacuating from the descent module landing point.

The program likewise inculcated training in a centrifuge and in a hyperbaric chamber to set up their astronauts for experiencing spaceflight factors, for example, G-force, hypoxia and pressure drops, it stated, adding that these trainings are to be held sooner.

Four Indian Air Force military pilots are right now under training in Moscow and are probably going to be possible contender for Gaganyaan, at initially proposed around 2022.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has indicated the mission might be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown as a result of it.

The Indian astronauts are experiencing training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) following the courses of the overall space preparing program and of the frameworks of the Soyuz MS crewed spacecraft.

The conclusion of their preparation at GCTC is planned for the starting months of 2021, it said.

The agreement for the preparation of Indian astronauts among Glavkosmos and the Human Spaceflight Center of ISRO was marked on June 27, 2019, and their preparation in Russia began on February 10 this year.

The whole procedure of training and preparing happens in Russia, Glavkosmos stated, and it incorporates various courses essential for forthcoming Indian astronauts.

The regular courses involve medical and physical preparing, learning Russian (as one of the principle global languages of correspondence in space), and considering the arrangement, structure and frameworks of the Soyuz crewed spacecraft.

Glavkosmos said the astronaut’s wellbeing status is checked consistently, and once at regular intervals, profoundly proficient GCTC doctors lead their clinical assessment.

“The GCTC instructors praise the effort and high motivation of the Indian astronauts. They also note their extremely serious and very professional attitude to the training process,” it added.

Indian authorities had before said that subsequent to preparing in Russia, the astronauts will get module-specific preparing in India. In that, they will be prepared in a crew and service module structured by ISRO, learn how to operate it, work around it and do simulations.

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