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The Mission Referred in the Above Passage Will Be Launched from Which of the Following Space Stations? - Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

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Four pilots from the Indian Air Force (IAF) will leave for [1] this month to receive training as astronauts of [2], the first Indian crewed flight to space. India plans to have its own space station and modalities for it will be worked out after the first manned mission, scheduled for August 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in August 2018, [2] is the Rs. 10,000-crore Indian human space flight scheduled for 2022. It is designed to have 3-7 crew members spend 3-7 days in space in a 400-km orbit. On 25 October 2019, ISRO' and Glavcosmos signed a contract to evaluate the possibility of using [1] support systems and thermal control for [2].
The first phase of this programme is to develop and fly the 3.7-ton spacecraft called [2] with capacity to carry a 3-member crew in low Earth orbit and safely return to Earth after a mission duration of a few orbits to two days. The first crewed flight is planned for December 2021. The extendable version of the spaceship will allow flights up to seven days, rendezvous and docking capability.

The mission referred to in the above passage will be launched from which of the following space stations?

Options

  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

  • Satish Dhawan Space Centre

  • Abdul Kalam Island

  • Thumba, Kerala

Solution

Satish Dhawan Space Centre

Explanation:

The Third Launch Pad (TLP) of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre is an under development rocket launch site in Sriharikota, India. In 2018, it was reported that the launch of India's first crewed orbital spacecraft "Gaganyaan" is scheduled to be launch from the third launch pad before 2022. However in November 2019, ISRO released tenders for augmentation of second launch pad for Gaganyaan project.

Concept: National Event (Entrance Exam)
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