“In view of the paramount importance of crew safety, two test vehicle missions without crew are planned before the H-1 mission to demonstrate the performance of the crew escape system and parachute-based deceleration system for different flight conditions,” Singh said.
“The first uncrewed mission, named G-1, is targeted to be launched in the last quarter of 2023 followed by the second uncrewed G-2 mission in the second quarter of 2024, before the final human space flight H-1 mission in the fourth quarter of 2024,” he added.
G-1 aims to validate a human-rated launch vehicle, the orbital module propulsion system, the mission management system, the communication system, and recovery operations. The mission will carry a humanoid payload. In Bangalore, the astronauts who will perform the human space flight mission are undergoing training at the moment.