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Isro tech for manned space mission

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The News Bureau, Dec 18

The Central Government has approved development of critical technologies relevant to manned space mission including development of a crew module.

ISRO has developed a crew module which is similar to the Crew Module of manned flight in terms of its Aerodynamic shape, Mass, Thermal protection system, Parachute system and certain aspects of the structure.The crew module will be tested for its re-entry performance during the e

perimental flight of GSLV-MkIII.
 
The protection of planet earth from approaching asteroids/celestial bodies is a global issue. ISRO has been participating in Inter Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee, Planetary Defense Conference to address issues and work out mitigation plan. Various technical options evaluated by international community to keep away asteroids from the Earth are Kinetic impact, Gravity Tractor, Solar concentrator and Laser deflection.           
 
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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