First Indian will be carried by our own rocket into space, says ISRO chief K Sivan
While addressing students at IIT Bhubaneswar, Dr K Sivan, Chairman ISRO said the first unmanned flight under the mission would be launched by December next year an also plans to focus on its first human spaceflight mission — Gaganyaan — set for 2021. The premier space agency had earlier said the Gaganyaan mission would fly three Indian astronauts into space aboard its most powerful rocket — the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)- Mk-111. The rocket was also used for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 22 and performed its tasks successfully.
Putting behind the failed efforts of establishing contact with Lander Vikram, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now focussing on first human spaceflight mission — Gaganyaan — set for 2021. “We are targeting the second one by July 21. By December 2021, the first Indian will be carried by our own rocket into space. ISRO is working on it,” said Sivan.