DRDO To Provide Special Space Food, Emergency Survival Kit For ISRO’s Gaganyaan Mission

DRDO To Provide Special Space Food, Emergency Survival Kit For ISRO’s Gaganyaan MissionPhoto by Glavkosmos

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will provide the special space food, crew health monitoring and emergency survival kit to the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) first manned space mission, Gaganyaan, reports Financial Express.

“Both ISRO and DRDO have an MoU in place to provide all necessary support for the Human Space Mission which includes critical technologies like radiation measurement and protection, parachutes for the safe recovery of the crew module and fire suppression system,” officials were quoted in the report as saying.

“There is an agreement in place between the two agencies to provide technologies for human-centric systems and technologies specific to the Human Space Mission,” they added.

Meanwhile, the space agency is also working on developing a Humanoid prototype, called Vyommitra, for the Gaganyaan project, which will be sent on a mission next year to conduct tests before actually sending humans in space.

The humanoid, during the unmanned mission scheduled for 2021, will carry out all the tasks which a real human will be doing in space.

It will monitor crew parameters, perform the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) functions. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) embedded humanoid is also expected to copy all crew activity, including the switch operations on a panel.