Gaganyaan | Crew Module | Scale Model 1:30
Gaganyaan ( "Sky Craft") is an Indian Crewed Orbital Spacecraft intended to be the formative spacecraft of the Indian Human Spaceflight Program. The spacecraft is being designed to carry up to three people, and a planned upgraded version will be equipped with rendezvous and docking capability. In its maiden crewed mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s largely autonomous 5.3 metric tonnes capsule will orbit the Earth at 400 km altitude for up to seven days with a two or three-person crew on board.
Gaganyaan Crew Module
Gaganyaan Crew Module is a fully autonomous 5.3 t (12,000 lb) spacecraft designed to carry a 3-member crew to orbit and safely return to the Earth after a mission duration of up to seven days. The crew module is equipped with two parachutes for redundancy, while one parachute is good enough for safe splashdown. The parachutes would reduce the speed of the crew module from over 216 m/s (710 ft/s) to under 11 m/s (36 ft/s) at splashdown.
The space capsule will have life support and environmental control systems. It will be equipped with emergency mission abort and a Crew Escape System (CES) that can be activated during the first stage or second rocket stage burn. The nose of the original version of the orbital vehicle was free for a docking mechanism, but primary entry will be through a side hatch secured by explosive bolts.
Our Crew Module Scale Model brings out various elements of the Crew Module and whats inside it including the various sub-modules and the astronauts suspended seating with two astronaut figures. An ideal desktop scale model size to display on your desks, in honour of India's Human Spaceflight Program!
Its 2.9 t (6,400 lb) Service Module is powered by liquid propellant engines. The Crew Module is mated to the Service Module, and together they constitute 8.2 t (18,000 lb) Orbital Module.
The Service Module Propulsion System (SMPS) will help in orbit raising manoeuvre of Gaganyaan to reach 400 km in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and remain connected during deorbit burn until atmospheric re-entry.
Upon reentry, Service Module will detach itself from the spacecraft. It will have five main engines derived from ISRO's liquid apogee motor with 440 N (99 lbf) thrust and sixteen 100 N reaction control system (RCS) thrusters.