GaganYaan Demo Flight 1

GaganYaan Demo Flight 1

LVM-3 JUL TBD 2024

Gaganyaan project envisages demonstration of human spaceflight capability by launching crew of 3 members to an orbit of 400 km for a 3 days mission and bring them back safely to earth, by landing in Indian sea waters.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameGaganYaan Demo Flight 1
Launch SiteSecond Launch Pad, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India
Launch VehicleLVM-3
AgencyISRO
Launch DateJUL TBD 2024

First orbital flight of the Gaganyaan spacecraft. First flight of the GSLV Mark III with an escape tower. An uncrewed orbital test flight of ISROs human-rated Gaganyaan capsule.The project is accomplished through an optimal strategy by considering inhouse expertise, experience of Indian industry, intellectual capabilities of Indian academia & research institutions along with cutting edge technologies available with international agencies. The pre-requisites for Gaganyaan mission include development of many critical technologies including human rated launch vehicle for carrying crew safely to space, Life Support System to provide an earth like environment to crew in space, crew emergency escape provision and evolving crew management aspects for training, recovery and rehabilitation of crew. 

Launch Vehicle - LVM-3

Rocket Height43.4 m
Fairing Diameter5.0 m
Payload To GTO4000 Kg
Payload To LEO8000 Kg
Liftoff Thrust11898 kN
Vehicle Diameter4.0 m
Lift Off Mass640 tonnes
Booster Height25 m
Booster Diameter3.2 m
Fuel205 tonnes of HTPB (nominal)
Payload To TLI3000 Kg (6600 lbs)
EnginesCE-20