May 27, 2020
Categories: GCTC

The four cosmonauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan (the 1st Indian manned mission to space) resumed their training in Russia, after it was put on hold due to Coronavirus pandemic.

“Gagarin Research & Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) on May 12 resumed training of the Indian cosmonauts under the contract between Glavkosmos, JSC (part of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos) and the Human Spaceflight Center of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),” Glavkosmos said.

Their training in GCTC has started on the 10th of February, but since the end of March, due to the pandemic of COVID-19, it was recommended to the Indian cosmonauts to observe the lockdown.

The GCTC specialists are providing the Indian cosmonauts with theoretical classes on the fundamentals of astrogation, the basics of manned spacecraft control, and the Russian language.

All four Indian cosmonauts undergoing training in Russia are in good health and feel fine. The health of Indian cosmonauts is carefully protected: GCTC continues to observe anti-epidemic regulations according to which sanitary and hygienic measures are carried out at all the GCTC facilities, social distancing measures are applied and the presence of unauthorized persons is restricted; all employees and cosmonauts must wear medical masks and gloves.

The Gaganyaan mission is expected to be launched in 2022- in the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.

Photo credit: Roscosmos

More from this category:
June 6, 2014

Russian Soyuz-ST boosters with European satellites will be launched from equatorial Kourou spaceport in French Guiana in June and July 2014. The launch of Soyuz-ST…

full story
July 18, 2019

This morning, on July 18, 2019, the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with the “Soyuz MS-13” spacecraft was rolled out from the Assembly and Testing building to…

full story
February 11, 2014

Progress M-20M cargo vehicle, undocked from the ISS on February 3, 2014, that has been performing controlled flight for 8 days during which scientific experiment…

full story
Progress MS-20 designers’ inspection and encapsulation into payload fairing are complete
May 30, 2022

At the processing facility of the Baikonur cosmodrome the preflight processing of the cargo transportation spacecraft Progress MS-20 for the launch under the program of…

full story
January 12, 2015

Dear space fans, Take your chance! Vegitel Tour Company continues the program of Zero Gravity flights onboard Ilyushin-76 MDK, the world’s biggest plane able to…

full story
August 16, 2018

Cosmonauts of “Roskosmos” Oleg Artemiev and Sergei Prokopiev completed the second in 2018 exit to the open space from the International Space Station (ISS) according…

full story
ISS-66 crewmembers
September 1, 2021

A meeting of the Chief Medical Commission took place at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) to review the medical examinations data of commanders, as…

full story
January 15, 2014

New armament race in space, contamination of near-Earth space and asteroid danger are the most important threats to space activities of developed countries, – Roscosmos…

full story