India’s first manned space mission, Gaganyaan, is likely to be delayed by a year owing to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. “That (Ganganyaan mission) will be delayed because of Covid,” Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairperson K Sivan told PTI. “We are targeting for some time next year-end or the subsequent year,” he said on being asked about the two unmanned missions that were to precede a Vyomnaut (as the Indian astronaut will be termed) being sent to space. The first of these was scheduled for December 2020, the second for June 2021, before the manned mission on December 2021. An Isro official clarified that a new timeline is not in place yet. “The pandemic has impacted most of the missions planned for this year and the next, including the Gaganyaan mission. A committee is currently reviewing all the missions and where we stand but there is no official timeline yet. This is because, other than Isro, many industries are involved in these missions and they are not working at 100% capacity yet. Once the industries apprise us of their timeline, we will be able to decide on the official dates for the mission,” the official… Read full this story
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