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ISRO, Indian Navy firms up Crew Recovery Training Plan for Gaganyaan Mission

ISRO, Indian Navy firms up Crew Recovery Training Plan for Gaganyaan Mission

Chennai, May 26 (UNI) Marking a major milestone in India's maiden human space
flight mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Navy
today released the Gaganyaan (H1), Recovery Training Plan.
ISRO in an update said "Recovery Operations for the Gaganyaan mission took a
major step forward with the release of the Gaganyaan Recovery Training Plan at
the Water Survival Training Facility (WSTF) at INS Garuda, Kochi on May 24. "
The training document was jointly released by Vice Admiral Atul Anand, Director General
of Naval Operations, Indian Navy, Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space
Centre, (VSSC) and Dr. Umamaheshwaran R, Director, Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC)
of ISRO.
The document highlights the training plan for the recovery of the crew module for the
It defines overall requirements with respect to training of various teams participating
in Recovery operations viz.marcos, parajumpers, medical specialists, technicians etc.
The Recovery training is planned in incremental phases starting from unmanned recovery
to manned recovery training in harbour and open sea conditions. The overall recovery
operations of the crew module are being led by the Indian Navy in coordination with
other maritime agencies.
The Crew Module Recovery Model was formally handed over to Indian Navy at WSTF
at INS Garuda, Kochi.
The mass and shape simulated mock-up will be used for familiarisation and training of
Gaganyaan recovery teams.
WSTF is equipped with its state-of-the-art facility in the new avatar with a team of
highly qualified divers all set to assist ISRO by undertaking a series of trials and
fine-tuning of Standard Operating Procedures to train the crew and recovery team
of Gaganyaan, ISRO said.

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