ISRO’s human space flight rocket to have multiple backups for crucial systems

India’s human space flight rocket will have multiple redundancies/backup systems as a matter of safety and the necessary hardware for building the rocket are coming in, said a senior official.

“The GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) that will be used for the Gaganyaan or the human space flight mission will be built with four redundancies (backup systems) for critical functions as a safety measure,” S. Somanath, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) told IANS.

The VSSC is part of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and based in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.

For instance, there will be multiple sensors for a particular function so that if one fails the other will be functional, a former ISRO official told IANS.

The Indian space agency has said the parachute systems are configured with redundancy.

The avionics for Crew Escape System are configured as an independent system including instrumentation system and sequencing system, ISRO said.

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