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Indian astronauts are in Star City in Russia and continue to prepare for the exam

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The Indian media reported that despite the pandemic, the Indian astronauts of the manned project "Gaganyan" continue to prepare. Education and training are carried out in Russia - at the Cosmonaut Training Center named after Yu.A. Gagarin.


The Indian press reports that four Indian cosmonauts are currently in Star City and, observing the rules of self-isolation, are preparing for the exam.

This exam was supposed to take place from April 28 to April 30, but was postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country and in the world.
The training of Indian cosmonauts is carried out with the active cooperation of Roscosmos and ISRO, the Indian space research organization.

Indian officials responsible for the Gaganyan program:

India accepts Russia's assistance in training astronauts, since the Russian experience in manned spaceflight is enormous. This is more than half a century of systematic work, successful missions. We consider Russia in this regard as a reliable long-term partner.

For reference: the Gaganyaan project was officially proclaimed in India on August 15, 2018 - on the country's Independence Day. Then Narendra Modi said that India will become a real space power, and Indian cosmonauts will conquer space openings in the near future.

Modi:

India will become the fourth country in the world to send its astronauts into space using its own space rocket equipment.

The preparation for a manned flight and the flight itself is estimated at 100 billion rupees (about 97 billion rubles).
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 1 May 2020 07: 25 New
    +8
    The press reports that four Moldovan and three Tajik cosmonauts are preparing to fly to the international space station. This is due to the fact that the ISS is in need of repair.
  2. bondrostov
    bondrostov 1 May 2020 07: 27 New
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    97 mil. R. It is not enough to create a space launch site, to design a rocket ship. It will require billions of 150 dollars
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 1 May 2020 07: 57 New
      +7
      What for? They have a spaceport - you only need to equip one table with a delivery / transition system for astronauts and evacuate them. There is a rocket of its own (even several for every taste). There are even achievements on the ship - which they have now decided to finish completely. wink
      1. bondrostov
        bondrostov 1 May 2020 08: 17 New
        +3
        Maybe I will not argue. Just if you count how much effort and money it took on the launch vehicle. East and ship Vostok 1 and on their fine-tuning it will be a long matter.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 1 May 2020 08: 32 New
          +8
          Well now is not the 60s. The Indians still have a satellite on Mars. And he sends photos. Yes, it did not work to send the lunar rover to the moon last year, but they brought him to the landing. And landing is the hardest part.

          They generally have a fairly large space program. This year, the launch of a superclaimed today launch vehicle at 500kg-500km - SSLV. Already there are contracts for 4 launches, including 2 foreign ones (1 from the United States this year being driven).

          This is the niche that Roscosmos slept through. At the same time, in 2-3 years it will have more than 10 commercial launch vehicles.

          There is an average workhorse.


          There is a heavy load that carried, for example, a lunar mission and the first Indian geostationary satellite will carry it, for photographing the surface of the earth in high resolution soon.


          Well, their ship.
          1. bondrostov
            bondrostov 1 May 2020 09: 05 New
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            The ship on Apollo is very similar. 500 km 500 kg Over light? Are these microsatellites?
            1. donavi49
              donavi49 1 May 2020 09: 41 New
              +3
              Cubsats. Various satellites on a typical architecture (not cubes) but in a small size. Well, for example, the Indians are carrying a pack of 4 such American satellites on their first commercial flight.


              Rocketlabs carry different things, from satellites on a unique architecture (mainly for the military, reconnaissance, DARPA programs) to packs of rubbish bins for various purposes.


              Now they have already completed their Photon, they will launch it soon. This will allow you to remove garbage cans at 120kg to the moon. Or jump into orbits inaccessible earlier. Or to be a support base.


              Well, the Chinese, there is generally a boom of such missiles. The most successful private Kuaizhou - actually brought in 2018. In 2019, there are already 5 launches. And in this they managed to resettle before the epidemic.


              On the approach is the same Alpha from Svetlyachkov, an air start from Branson (although it’s easier), another bunch of Chinese, other American programs.
          2. slipped
            slipped 1 May 2020 19: 51 New
            +1
            Quote: donavi49
            This is the niche that Roscosmos slept through.


            What "niche" and who overslept there? laughing In our cluster, microsatellites are launched, and not piece by piece, clusters should be launched cheaper. It’s also possible to let them out with the ISS, which they do.

            1. donavi49
              donavi49 1 May 2020 20: 35 New
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              As well as others - in passing. This is normal. However, the fact is, everyone saws rockets in the 500kg class (or less) per 500km.

              By the way, if you do not go away from the Indians, then they seem to have a broken record for the withdrawal of rubbish:
              PSLV-C37 successfully carried and deployed a record 104 satellites in the sun-synchronous orbit

              It really comes out more expensive than a passing ride. But:
              - one must wait in passing.
              - big risks.
              - restrictions on the orbits of the output, because they remove the main load, again if you need something tricky, you have to wait a very long time or be wise.
              - size restrictions, and this is increasingly the main problem.

              And as you can see, rockets of this class are loaded. Everyone has quite a few contracts. It will be tough when newcomers enter commercial operation. But even now, despite the congestion in the segment, new LVs of this type are being announced.

              If you take 2019 year - that missiles with a useful 500kg or less launched whole 19 pieces of 102 per annum. This is without Branson, without Alpha, without SSLV, without Levikin, without a Spanish rocket, with only 1 commercial LV from China (and others will connect this year).
              1. slipped
                slipped 1 May 2020 22: 54 New
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                Quote: donavi49
                As well as others - in passing. This is normal. However, the fact is, everyone saws rockets in the 500kg class (or less) per 500km.


                So they don’t have enough money for more. What's the main thing there? The main thing is customer convenience and launch price. The same Glavkosmos can afford to reduce the cost of launching as low as possible, and Russian school and some foreign exclusives are launched in the general heap at all for free.

                Quote: donavi49
                By the way, if you do not go away from the Indians, then they seem to have a broken record for the withdrawal of rubbish:


                Quantity is not always quality - many of them very quickly ceased to exist. But the satellites of Russian schoolchildren have been working fine for a year and a half.



                Quote: donavi49
                It really comes out more expensive than a passing ride. But:
                - one must wait in passing.


                Depends on the number of "ride". While we have purely commercial launches - wait six months. But the same "Progress MS" fly more often. They generally will soon put containers for the withdrawal of small fry, there is a place on the case.

                Quote: donavi49
                - big risks.


                What is the difference - will you lose a satellite in a single output or in a group? lol The result is one.

                Quote: donavi49
                - restrictions on the orbits of the output, because they remove the main load, again if you need something tricky, you have to wait a very long time or be wise.


                The Frigate displays in three different orbits with different inclination.

                Quote: donavi49
                - size restrictions, and this is increasingly the main problem.


                Small suckers are launched from standard containers. Larger devices have their seats on the adapter.

                Quote: donavi49
                And as you can see, rockets of this class are loaded.


                Some customers simply do not even have time to make their own shovels for half a year and then the bus goes into the sky with their layouts.

                Quote: donavi49
                Everyone has quite a few contracts. It will be tough when newcomers enter commercial operation. But even now, despite the congestion in the segment, new LVs of this type are being announced.


                But you need to not only engage in launches. Over in Russia, private companies are engaged in the creation of Cubsat satellites. Even their product lines are already being rolled out for sale:



                Quote: donavi49
                If you take 2019 year - that missiles with a useful 500kg or less launched whole 19 pieces of 102 per annum.


                They also try to earn money. How can. We have plans for Start-2022 from Vostochny and reusable SLK in the mid-1s since 20
  3. Free wind
    Free wind 1 May 2020 07: 49 New
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    Gorbachev or something.
    1. bondrostov
      bondrostov 1 May 2020 08: 19 New
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      If he offers to put him in tesla and send him to Mars wassat
  4. Pavel73
    Pavel73 1 May 2020 07: 57 New
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    I sincerely wish success to our Indian friends!
  5. cniza
    cniza 1 May 2020 08: 50 New
    +3
    India will become the fourth country in the world to send its astronauts into space using its own space rocket equipment.


    I don’t know, but that Europe was not able to create anything of its own?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 1 May 2020 08: 59 New
      +2
      No. They flew into strangers.
  6. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 1 May 2020 09: 34 New
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    A Hindu with a binge ... lobovuha misted up ... and generally looks like a humpback.
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 1 May 2020 15: 10 New
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      Why does the Indian astronaut have glasses with “+8” lenses? People with poor eyesight will not be given out rights.
  7. thinker
    thinker 1 May 2020 12: 04 New
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    For reference: the Gaganyan project ...
    Let's continue the help yes
    Initially, Indian cosmonauts were called "Gaganauts", from the Sanskrit word "heaven", like Gaganyaan - "Heavenly ship." However, this designation was not too pleasant by ear, and for about eight years in India the term "Viomanaut"- from another Sanskrit designation of heaven.

    https://www.popmech.ru/technologies/522404-gigantskaya-strana-kotoruyu-redko-zamechayut-skromnye-pokoriteli-kosmosa/
  8. Old26
    Old26 1 May 2020 19: 12 New
    +1
    Quote: Octopus
    I can imagine what kind of show with dances the Indians will arrange if they launch their own into space .. Good luck !!!

    They already ran with our help. And dances did not suit. And now our will be launched. And in the long run only on his own. Then let them dance.

    Quote: bondrostov
    97 mil. R. It is not enough to create a space launch site, to design a rocket ship. It will require billions of 150 dollars

    India has its own spaceport. And how long. And in fact, the note is 97 billions rubles