ISRO announced that mission “Ganagyan” will be delayed due to delay in supple of required hardware materials. ISRO designs analytical, strategy, documentation are done by ISRO and other hardware related material are manufactured and delivered by various manufactures around the world. It is said that the Bangalore –space agency manufacturer couldn’t able to deliver the required hardware due to the lockdown imposed due to Covid.
The objective of “Gaganyan” is to carry a crew of three to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), perform a set of predefined activities in space, and return them safely to a predefined destination on earth. According to the minister of state of space first unscrewed mission to be launched this year (2021) and the mission would be launched before august 15 2022 (Independence Day). Meanwhile training for 4 Indian astronauts will begin from next month which involves various physical, mental, survival, stimulation training in different places.ISRO has signed MoU with seven labs of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for design and development of human centric product (products include space food and potable water, crew health monitoring system, emergency survival kit, and crew medical kit.)