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Gaganyaan: Isro will attempt air drop test using chopper, pad abort planned too

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 25 October 2023
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning an integrated air drop test for its Gaganyaan mission, following a successful in-flight abort test. The test will involve dropping the crew module from a helicopter and will help understand the impact from various heights and velocities. Once the air drop test is completed, ISRO will conduct a pad abort test to simulate an anomaly while the vehicle is still on the launch pad. These tests are part of ISRO's preparations for its ambitious goals of establishing a space station by 2035 and sending humans to the Moon by 2040.
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