ISRO inaugurates Human Space Flight Expo in Bengaluru

Tags: Science and Technology

Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO Chairman S Somanath inaugurated the Human Space Flight Expo in Bengaluru to commemorate the Amrit Festival of Independence.

Important facts

  • ISRO is soon launching its first unmanned mission Gaganyaan and the exhibit showcases the Crew Module, GSLV Mark III Manned-Rated Launch Vehicle and Crew Escape System.

  • The expo is being organised in association with Planetarium and Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE).

  • The expo includes a number of exhibitions including scaled models of various Indian satellites and launch vehicles as well as scaled models of the proposed India space station.

  • The expo also includes an interactive model of Gaganyaan, the first Indian crewed spacecraft, to be launched soon.

About ISRO 

  • It is India's leading space exploration agency, headquartered in Bangalore.

  • ISRO was formed in the year 1969 with a view to develop and exploit space technology while pursuing planetary exploration and space science research.

  • The first Indian satellite Aryabhata was built by ISRO which was launched on 19 April 1975 with the help of the Soviet Union.

Upcoming Missions

  • Gaganyaan Mission: India's first space mission, Gaganyaan, will be launched in the year 2023.

  • Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during the third quarter of 2022.

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