Four Indian Astronauts Undergoing Generic Space Flight Training in Russia as Part of Gaganyaan Programme Nearing Completion

  • Four Indian astronaut candidates are currently undergoing generic space flight training in Russia as part of GaganyaanProgramme.
  • The astronaut training activities in Russia are nearing completion. Major modules such as survival training (snow, water and steppe), parabolic flights, theoretical classes on orbital mechanics, astro-navigation and some Soyuz systems have been completed.

Government of India has made reforms in Space sector by enabling private sector participation in Space activities.

  • The intention is to provide level playing field for private companies in satellites, launches and space-based services, to bring in predictable policy and regulatory environment to private players, to provide access to ISRO facilities and other relevant assets to improve their capacities, to provide opportunities in selected areas of planetary exploration, outer space travel, etc. to private sector and to liberalize the existing geo-spatial data policy for providing remote-sensing data to entrepreneurs.

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