The Indian Space Research Organization will send a robot to Wyommitra into space. This will be a test flight on an unmanned Gaganyaan ship, after which India plans to fly with an astronaut on board, reports Tribune India.
The name of the humanoid was taken from the words Vyoma and Mitra, which in Sanskrit mean “space” and “friend”, respectively. Wyommitra will collect information through the sensors about flight parameters, the condition inside the passenger compartment of the ship, as well as experienced overloads – this will help the Indians make sure before starting the manned vehicle that everything works as it should.
In the run up to the first Human Space Mission by India at @isro … 'Vyommitra', the humanoid for #Gaganyaan unveiled. This prototype of humanoid will go as trial before Gaganyaan goes with Astronauts. #ISRO pic.twitter.com/pnzklgSfqu— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) January 22, 2020
Earlier it was reported that there will be two flights with a robot on board: in December this year and next June. Then, in December 2021, a man will board the Gaganyaan to travel into space.