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ISRO receives crew module from HAL for Gaganyaan's maiden development launch

In addition to receiving the CMF structure, Unnikrishnan Nair, director of ISRO's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), also received a high-altitude escape motor Thrust-transfer Structure (HTS).

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has unveiled two pieces of space hardware in preparation for the first unmanned development launch of India's manned space mission, Gaganyaan.

This represents the second crew module fairing (CMF) for Gaganyaan that ISRO has received, as previously announced by the Indian central space agency earlier today. The CMF is a protective structure that will handle the Gaganyaan mission's evacuation, ingress, and landing operations. It is designed to endure tremendous heat, pressure, and air friction and will be responsible for keeping the astronauts safe.

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