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Gaganyaan: Astronauts end coaching on irregular touchdown in three eventualities

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BENGALURU: The 4 Indian astronaut-elects have accomplished coaching on crew actions within the occasion of an irregular descent module touchdown in three totally different eventualities. First, they accomplished the coaching of such a touchdown in wooded and marshy areas in […]

BENGALURU: The 4 Indian astronaut-elects have accomplished coaching on crew actions within the occasion of an irregular descent module touchdown in three totally different eventualities. First, they accomplished the coaching of such a touchdown in wooded and marshy areas in winter in February 2020, on the water floor in June 2020, and within the steppe in summer season late final month (July 2020).
Confirming this, Glavkosmos, a subsidiary of Russian area organisation Roscosmos, mentioned: “…In June 2020, all Indian astronaut-elects handed coaching in short-term weightlessness mode aboard the IL-76MDK particular laboratory plane, and in July, they have been skilled to elevate aboard a helicopter whereas evacuating from the descent module touchdown level.”
Isro’s Human Spaceflight Centre (HSC) had signed an settlement with Glavkosmos for the coaching of Indian astronauts in 2019 and the coaching of the 4 astronaut-elects in Russia commenced on February 10. All their coaching is happening on the Gagarin Cosmonaut Coaching Heart (GCTC).
“The programme for Indian astronauts additionally contains coaching in a centrifuge and in a hyperbaric chamber to arrange their organisms for sustaining spaceflight elements, equivalent to G-force, hypoxia and stress drops. These coaching modules are to be held within the close to future,” Glavkosmos mentioned in an announcement shared with TOI.
The astronauts are present process coaching on the GCTC following the programs of the overall area coaching programme and of the techniques of the Soyuz MS crewed spacecraft. The completion of their coaching at GCTC is scheduled for the primary quarter of 2021.
“Their coaching additionally contains quite a lot of programs crucial for potential Indian cosmonauts. The common programs comprise medical and bodily coaching, studying Russian (as one of many principal worldwide languages of communication in area), and finding out the configuration, construction and techniques of the Soyuz crewed spacecraft,” Glavkosmos added.
Additional, the organisation mentioned that every one 4 astronaut-elects are wholesome and that their standing is monitored each day, and as soon as each three months by extremely skilled GCTC medical doctors.
As reported by TOI earlier, the 4 Indian astronaut-elects in Russia, whose coaching was suspended on the finish of March because of Covid-19, had resumed the identical from Might 12.
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