The maiden Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1) will demonstrate the performance of the Crew Escape System (CES), as per the national space agency.
As with all ISRO launches, the Gaganyaan test flight too will take off from the agency’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota, and will be broadcast live on multiple platforms.
Where to watch live?
Doordarshan, the national broadcaster, will also stream the event live.
According to ISRO, the live broadcast will begin at 7:30 am on the launch day.
The Gaganyaan project will demonstrate human spaceflight capability, doing so by taking a 3-member crew to an orbit of 400 kilometres on a mission that will last three days, and then bring the crew back safely, with the landing set to take place in Indian sea waters.
The crew will be transported to the orbit on an LVM3 rocket, a vehicle that consists of solid, liquid, and cryogenic stages.
In a review meeting earlier this week, PM Narendra Modi was informed that as many as 20 major tests, including three unmanned flights, are planned for the project.
The meeting affirmed a 2025 launch for Gaganyaan a 2025 launch for Gaganyaan.
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