ISRO unveils two space suits as astronauts will take off into space before 2022 as planned.

ISRO  unveils two space suits as astronauts will take off into space before 2022 as planned.

Courtesy : Agencies08/09/2018 17:21

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday displayed the space suit developed by the agency during the launch of the sixth edition of Bengaluru Space Expo. The orange coloured prototype space suit was developed over the past two years at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

ISRO has developed two suits at the moment and will create one more suit as three astronauts will take off into space before 2022 as planned. The suit is capable of having one oxygen cylinder mounted on the back with an endurance of 60 minutes.

The space research body also displayed the crew model and the crew escape model. A prototype crew model has already been tested by the ISRO.

In the crew model capsule, the three astronauts will be living for five to seven days in a 400 km orbit from the Earth's surface. The capsule will have a thermal shield and it will turn into a ball of flame travelling towards the Earth when they re-enter the atmosphere.

The shield will ensure that the temperature inside the capsule is 25 degrees, but the astronauts can see the flames just through the window.

The capsule is expected to rotate around the Earth every 1.5 hour or every 90 minutes and astronauts will be able to witness sunrise and sunset.

The three astronauts can also see India from space twice every 24 hours. They will conduct experiments on microgravity.

 French space agency CNES will share their expertise in the fields of space medicine, astronaut health monitoring, life support, radiation protection, space debris protection and personal hygiene system.

The capsule containing three astronauts will take 16 minutes from take-off to reach the desired orbit 400km from Earth, and while returning will take 36 minutes to reach Earth.

The capsule is expected to land in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Gujarat where Indian Navy and Coast Guards will be on standby to lift the capsule as soon as it lands on water.

 

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