First Batch of Crew Module Recovery Divers for Mission Gaganyaan Complete Training

The first batch of crew recovery team of Mission Gaganyaan completed Phase-1 of training at Indian Navy’s Water Survival Training Facility (WSTF) at Kochi.

Utilising the state-of-the-art facility, the team comprising of Indian Naval Divers and Marine Commandos underwent recovery training of crew module in varied sea conditions.

The two weeks training capsule covered a brief on the conduct of the mission, actions to be taken during medical exigencies and familiarisation with different aircraft and their rescue equipment.

The training also validated the SOPs formulated jointly by the Indian Navy and ISRO.

On the concluding day, Dr. Mohan M, Director of Human Space Flight Centre, ISRO witnessed the recovery demonstration and interacted with the team.

The team trained at WSTF will now be involved in recovery of test launches planned by ISRO in the forthcoming months.

Earlier in April 2023, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh has allocated  budget of Rs. 9023 Crores towards achieving the objectives of Gaganyaan mission.

About Mission Gaganyaan

The Gaganyaan is an Indian crewed orbital spacecraft intended to be the formative spacecraft of the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme. The project envisages demonstration of human spaceflight capability by launching crew of 3 members to an orbit of 400 km for a 3 days mission and bring them back safely to earth, by landing in Indian sea waters. The objective of the programme is to demonstrate the capability to send humans to low earth orbit on board an Indian launch vehicle and bring them back to earth safely.