ISRO Chairman K Sivan has excuded confidence in meeting the deadline of putting an Indian in space by 2022 as per the promise made by Prime Minister on his Independence Day speech on Wednesday, saying that the space agency had already developed the necessary technology.
Speaking to reporters at Indian Space Research Organisation headquarters here today, Dr Sivan said the Human Spaceflight Programme (HSP) is on line and it will be achived.
He said the agency had already tested the technology for the last few years and will develop the other infrastructural facilities for the manned mission in a time bound manner to meed the deadline.
He said GSLV Mk III may have taken its first flight yet, but many more flights of this launch vehicle meant for manned mission will be completed by with unmanned missions in the next two years before the manned mission is finalised. Read More