The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch data relay satellites to maintain contact with Gaganyaan
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will dispatch an information transfer satellite that will help keep in touch with the Gaganyaan mission all through after the dispatch, sources said.
The satellite will be dispatched before the last leg of the Gaganyaan mission, which will send space travelers to the Lower Earth Orbit (LEO). The principal leg - the automated mission - is to be dispatched in December.
"We're wanting to dispatch our own satellite, which will go about as an information transfer satellite prior to going for the main human space flight," the sources said.
The Rs 800-crore project has been affirmed and work has been going on, they added.
Satellites in circle can't pass along their data to the ground stations on Earth if the satellite doesn't have a reasonable perspective on the ground station. An information hand-off satellite fills in as an approach to pass along the satellite's data.
The NASA, with a strong human space mission program, additionally has its own information hand-off satellite.
Its Tracking and Data Relay Satellite permits it to have worldwide inclusion of the multitude of satellites nonstop without building additional ground stations on Earth.
The ISRO utilizes a few ground stations spread across the globe - Mauritius, Brunei and Biak, Indonesia.
A month ago, ISRO Chairperson K Sivan had said the space office was likewise in chats with the Australian partner to have a ground station at the Coco islands for the Gaganyaan mission.
Nonetheless, there are vulnerable sides, because of which there is a chance of not getting signals, sources added. The information transfer satellite will help address the issues.
Recently, the ISRO consented to an arrangement with French space organization CNES for participation for the Gaganyaan, a move that will empower preparing of Indian flight doctors in French space office's offices.
Under this arrangement, CNES-created French hardware, tried and as yet working on board the International Space Station, will be made accessible to Indian teams.
The CNES will likewise be providing flame resistant convey sacks made in France to safeguard hardware from stuns and radiation, it said.
A month ago, four imminent space travelers likewise got back to India subsequent to going through almost a year in Russia.