The 4 cosmonauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan, India’s first manned area mission, have resumed their coaching in Russia after it was placed on maintain because of COVID-19 scare.
Russian area company, Roscosmos in an announcement mentioned, “Gagarin Analysis & Take a look at Cosmonaut Coaching Heart (GCTC) on Might 12 resumed coaching of the Indian cosmonauts below the contract between Glavkosmos, JSC (a part of the State Area Company Roscosmos) and the Human Spaceflight Heart of the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO).”
All 4 Indian cosmonauts had been in good well being. “GCTC continues to watch anti-epidemic laws in response to which sanitary and hygienic measures are carried out in any respect the GCTC services, social distancing measures are utilized and the presence of unauthorized individuals is restricted; all workers and cosmonauts should put on medical masks and gloves,” it added.
Roscosmos additionally tweeted an image of the cosmonauts carrying area swimsuit bearing Indian flag. 4 Indian Air Drive fighter pilots are at the moment undertraining in Moscow, and are prone to be potential candidates for the Gaganyaan undertaking.
The Rs. 10,000-crore formidable undertaking is anticipated to be launched in 2022, the yr of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
Roscosmos additional mentioned, this week, the GCTC specialists are offering theoretical lessons on the fundamentals of astrogation, the fundamentals of manned spacecraft management and the Russian language to the Indian cosmonauts.
The contract for the coaching of Indian cosmonauts between Glavkosmos and the Human Spaceflight Heart of ISRO was signed on June 27, 2019, and their coaching in Russia began on February 10, 2020. For the reason that finish of March, as a result of outbreak of COVID-19 an infection, a lockdown was beneficial for the Indian cosmonauts which they rigorously noticed, it mentioned.
Earlier, officers had mentioned that after the coaching in Russia, the cosmonauts will obtain module-specific coaching in India, the place they might be skilled in crew and repair module designed by ISRO, study to function it, work round it and do simulations.