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Gaganyaan: ISRO To Use Green Propulsion For India's Human Space Mission

Swarajya Staff

Mar 29, 2021, 12:39 PM | Updated 12:39 PM IST

The GSLV MKIII rocket (Representative Image) (Pic via ISRO website)
The GSLV MKIII rocket (Representative Image) (Pic via ISRO website)

Speaking at the India Economic Conclave, ISRO chief K Sivan said that India's human space mission Gaganyaan is likely to have a green propellant.

Stressing that ISRO wants to avoid all toxic and hazardous propellants, he said that the space agency is working towards using green fuel in all its future launches.

While replying to a question on using a green propellant for its launches, he said, "Green propulsion is essential. We are going to fly Gaganyaan with green propulsion. It is an essential requirement," reports Hindustan Times.

"We are going to bring the green propulsion system in our launch vehicles because this is the need of the hour. We want to ensure that all toxic and hazardous propellants are avoided. Its development is going on fast track mode and very soon our rockets will replace it with green propulsion. That is our aim," he said.

He also revealed India’s plans to have a ground station at the Coco Islands for the Gaganyaan mission. In addition, ISRO wants to build a NAVIC ground station in Australia.

He said that ISRO plans to carry out the crew test as well as the first unmanned mission for Gaganyaan by the end of this year.

A human space flight will be conducted after one more unmanned mission flight.

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