Challakere to be ISRO’s astronaut training hub

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News: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed a ₹ 2,700-crore master plan to create the Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC).

Facts:

About Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC)

  •  It is a body under ISRO to coordinate Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.
  • It will be established in three years at Challakere (“Science City”), in Chitradurga district of Karnataka.
  • At present, it works from a temporary place at the ISRO Headquarters, Antariksh Bhavan, Bengaluru.

Functions:

  • Pursuing future human space missions,
  • Developing engineering systems for survival and safe return of the crew from space,
  • Selecting and training astronauts.

Additional Information:

Gaganyaan Mission: It is India’s first Human Space Flight Programme to be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022.