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- Woman Robot Astronaut Vyommitra Will Fly Into Space Ahead Of ISRO Gaganyaan Mission
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Vyommitra will be sent to space between July 2024 and September 2024.
Woman robot astronaut humanoid Vyommitra will fly in space ahead of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission. This information was given by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology (Independent Charge) Dr. Jitendra Singh in Delhi.
Humanoid means a robot which can behave like a human with the help of artificial intelligence.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the unmanned Vyommitra mission has been scheduled after July 2024 this year. Whereas Gaganyaan is to be sent in 2025.
Who is humanoid Vyommitra?
Vyomamitra is made up of two Sanskrit words Vyoma meaning space and friend. Jitendra Singh said that it can monitor the parameters of the Vyommitra module, issue warnings and perform life support operations. It has been designed so that it can simulate human actions in the space environment.
The first glimpse was revealed in January 2020. ISRO had released a video of this.
How does a humanoid work?
Humanoids are a type of robots that can move like humans. Can also understand human expressions. Can also answer questions through Artificial Intelligence programming. Humanoids have two special parts, which help them react and move like humans.
Gaganyaan is India’s first manned space mission
Gaganyaan’s test vehicle flight-TVD 1 took place on October 21 last year. Its purpose was to test the crew escape system and parachute system in emergency. Launch vehicle human rating has been completed. All propulsion stages are properly functioning. All preparations for its launch have been done.
Under the Gaganyaan project, a team of astronauts will be sent into an orbit of 400 kilometers. Then the safe process of landing them in the sea and bringing them back to Earth will be demonstrated.
3 space companies achieved success
Three space companies of the world have played an important role in taking people to space. The first of these is Richard Branson’s company Virgin Galactic, the second is Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. After these companies, many other countries including China are also working in projects related to space tourism.