Mar 24, 2023
Today, ISRO received the Crew Module structure simulated assembly for the Integrated Air-Drop Test (IADT)meant for validating the sequence and performance of parachute systems in the Gaganyaan mission. The module was designed by Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC), ISRO and the hardware has been realized by Shri Venkateswara Aerospace Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad. Shri Somanath S, Chairman, ISRO/ Secretary, DoS, and senior officials of ISRO graced the occasion.
This un-pressurized single wall Crew Module structure simulates the shapeand size of the actual Gaganyaan crew module. Its structure accommodates major subsystems like parachute system, pyros, avionics, and buoyance augmentation system for IADT. The IADT will be performed, at SDSC-SHAR, using an Indian Air Force helicopter by taking the Crew module to an altitude of 3.6 to 4km to validate the deceleration system (parachute & Pyro's) performance.