There's still plenty that ISRO needs to do before mission Gaganyaan and its astronauts take wing.
The space station will be a 20-tonne modular abode, that can be built and used independently in different systems.
Gaganyaan: Training for astronaut candidates begins in Russia, but still no women test pilots who 'qualify'?
In May this year, ISRO and the IAF signed an MoU to cooperate in selection and training of the crew for the Gaganyaan mission.
An ISRO official said that both Chandrayaan and Gaganyaan have different objectives and dimensions.
Gaganyaan will take three astronauts to space, scheduled for December 2021 or January 2022
The agency plans to have a communication satellite orbiting the moon by 2022.
ISRO will submit a project report to the government & identify a manager for the mission in 2 months.
Independence Day speech: Narendra Modi announces Rs 5 lakh healthcare scheme, manned mission to space by 2022
On the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the last time in his current term. In his speech, Modi lauded the NDA government for its commitment to the development that has marked a space for India.