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ISRO, DRDO inks MoUs for human space mission

New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has joined hands with Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for development of human centric systems for the Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities. A delegation of ISRO scientists, led by Human Space Flight Centre (HSFC) Director S Unnikrishnan Nair signed a set of MoUs with various DRDO labs here on Tuesday to provide technologies for human centric systems and technologies specific to the Human Space Mission.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy said the technological capabilities existing in DRDO laboratories for defence applications will be customized to meet the requirements of the human space mission of ISRO. Some of the critical technologies to be provided by DRDO to ISRO include space food, space crew health monitoring and emergency survival kit, radiation measurement and protection, parachutes for safe recovery of crew module and others, he added.

DG (Life Sciences) AK Singh said DRDO is committed to provide all necessary support to ISRO for the human space flight and customization of the required technologies has already been initiated to meet the stringent timelines. ISRO aims to demonstrate human spaceflight capability before the 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022.