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( 12 Jul 2019)
Formation of Gaganyaan National Advisory Council

The Gaganyaan project design and configuration of major subsystems are finalised. It is on track to be realized by the 75th Independence day or earlier. The qualification tests pertaining to human rating of flight systems has commenced and Cryogenic Engine tests are in progress. The crew training plan is finalised and the crew selection process has commenced.

As per the press report, a Gaganyaan National Advisory Council has been created with members from different institutions and industries.

The report stated that the Gaganyaan Advisory Council comprises of Secretaries of Department of Space, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Defence Research and Development, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Principal Scientific Advisor to PM, Senior Officials from Armed Forces, Indian Coast Guard, Former Chairman of ISRO, Member of Space Commission, Former Director of Aeronautical Development Agency, Former Indian Astronaut, Directors of Premier Academic and Research Institutions and Heads of various Indian Industries.