ISRO’s successful launch of “crew escape program” was hailed by the global community. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is working on a Human Spacecraft Program, where the Astronaut Escape System is a key feature, which enables the crew to exit, in case of a security threat. The human spacecraft program will be another feather in the illustrious cap of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
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What is the Indian human spacecraft program?
This manned space program is not approved by the government of India at present, and the mission may not take off before 2024. ISRO does not have a human-rated launch vehicle to date and proposed the human spacecraft program in 2007. This mission would require a special budget allowance as the expenditure is estimated to be INR 12,400 crores.
In 2008 India signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia for cooperation in developing human spacecraft programs. The Indian Space Research Organisation has already been granted INR 95 crore to carry a detailed study and feasibility analysis of the human spacecraft program.
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