Gaganyaan Explainer: What will VIKAS do in TV D-1 and Navy remain alert

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Gaganyaan Explainer: ISRO is going to test the crew escape system on TV D-1 Mission. The success of which will create a platform for unmanned missions. The countdown for the launch of this mission has started.

The crew escape system of the rocket is ready for testing for Gaganyaan Explainer, India’s first human mission in space. Before this, Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV D-1) will be launched on October 21.

ISRO said that its countdown has started from 8 am on Friday. According to ISRO, India is planning to send its astronauts to space for the first time in 2025 with its own rocket.

This testing of the crew escape system is part of that. Let us know what is the work of VIKAS in TV D-1 mission. And why the Navy will remain on alert during testing, know in this article.

Gaganyaan Explainer: What is work of VIKAS in TV D-1?

According to ISRO on Gaganyaan explainer. The purpose of the testing to be conducted on Saturday is to test the flight performance and test vehicle sub-system. It is about 35 meters long and weighs about 44 tonnes. This test vehicle uses a modified VIKAS engine. It operates on liquid fuel.

How will ISRO do testing?

It will take about 531.8 seconds or about 9 minutes from the launch of this test rocket till the landing of the crew module in the sea with the help of parachute.

According to ISRO, the mass of the crew module is 4,520 kg. It is a single wall non pressurized aluminum structure. The crew escape system will separate from the test vehicle at an altitude of 11.9 km, approximately 61 seconds after launch.

Then 91 seconds after lift off, the crew module will separate from the crew escape system at an altitude of 16.9 kilometers.

Gaganyaan Explainer: Platform for unmanned missions will ready

This crew escape system will fall into the sea about 14 kilometers away from Sriharikota. This test vehicle mission with the crew module is a milestone for the Gaganyaan mission. ISRO said that the success of this test vehicle will set the stage for other tests and unmanned missions.

Why will Navy remain alert during test?

ISRO said that the crew module with parachute will make a safe landing in the sea about 10 kilometers away from the coast of Sriharikota. During this period the Indian Navy will also remain alert.

Let us tell you that the work of recovery of TV-D1 crew module from the sea has been given to the Navy only. 531.8 seconds after the rocket takes off.

The crew module will fall into the sea, about 10 kilometers from the launch pad in Sriharikota. And it will remain floating until it is recovered by the Indian Navy.

The recovery ship will approach the crew module and a team of divers will recover it and bring it to shore.

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