October 21, 2023: ISRO successfully conducts the first unmanned test flight of Gaganyaan, testing the performance of the Crew Escape System. The Crew Module successfully separated from the launch vehicle and made a soft landing in the Bay of Bengal.
- September 2, 2023: ISRO announces that the first unmanned mission of Gaganyaan is scheduled for launch in December 2023. This mission will test the Gaganyaan spacecraft’s systems in orbit.
- August 15, 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces that India will launch its first human spaceflight mission in 2024.
- July 18, 2023: ISRO successfully conducts the Pad Abort Test (PAT) for Gaganyaan. The PAT tests the ability of the Crew Escape System to safely abort the mission in the event of an emergency during launch.
- June 15, 2023: ISRO completes the final integration of the Gaganyaan spacecraft.
The Gaganyaan mission is a major milestone in India’s space program. The mission aims to demonstrate India’s capability to launch humans into space and bring them back safely. The successful completion of the Gaganyaan mission will make India the fourth country in the world to have achieved human spaceflight.
The Gaganyaan mission is expected to have a significant impact on India’s economy and technological development. The mission will generate new jobs and stimulate innovation in a wide range of industries. The Gaganyaan mission will also inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers to pursue careers in space exploration.