Bharatiya Antarikhsa Station (2028)

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Ya'll Nibbiars Model of ISRO proposed space station with Gaganyaan module docked with it. The station will be more than 20 tonnes in weight & will be placed in a Low Earth Orbit at 400 km. It will be capable of housing 3 humans for 15–20 days. Estimated time of completion is around 2025-29.
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any idea what yellow cylinder at bottom is ?

could be inflatable module ? , packed small on launch , then filled up with air once in orbit.

 
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Google translate from AsiaNet (Cross post from IHSP)
'First unmanned Gaganyaan mission soon, Indian space station design in final stages': ISRO chairman
'The four people selected for the Gaganyaan mission team are well trained. The design of the space station announced by the Prime Minister yesterday is in its final stages.
isro chairman s somanath about gaganyaan mission asianet news exclusive apn

Thiruvananthapuram: ISRO Chairman S. Somnath said that the Gaganyaan mission will be carried out in 2025. Three unmanned missions will be conducted before launch. The first unmanned mission will be by July this year. ISRO Chairman responded to Asianet News that two more unmanned missions will be conducted next year.
'The four people selected for the Gaganyaan mission team are well trained. The design of the space station announced by the Prime Minister yesterday is in its final stages. The space project in collaboration with NASA is also in the final stage. Indian astronaut selected for NASA mission' It is hoped that this task will be done soon. Somnath told Asianet News.
The first manned Gaganyaan mission will carry a maximum of two passengers. Sending only one traveler on the maiden mission is also under consideration. One of the four selected will visit the International Space Station before the Gaganyaan journey.

Malayalee brilliance in the Gaganyaan mission
ISRO selected the Gaganyaan mission team members from among the best pilots of the Indian Air Force. All four are adept at handling Sukhoi and MiG fighter jets and the senior Malayali Group Captain Prashant Balakrishnan Nair has been part of the Air Force for 25 years.
Prashanth joined the National Defense Academy as an engineering student at NSS College, Akathethara, and graduated from the academy in 1998 with the Sword of Honor for the best cadet. He started his military service as a fighter pilot. Starting with drones, it grew to MiG 21, MiG 29 and Sukhoi 30 fighters. Sukhoi led a squad of 30 aircraft. Prashant Gaganyan also brings a wealth of experience of more than 3000 flying hours to the team.
 

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