Gaganyaan astronauts to get medication from France and space suits from Russia?

As stated in a report by Russia’s state-owned Roscosmos, for Gaganyaan, the first Indian Human space mission set to take place in year 2022, Russia and India are deciding on the provision of space suits, windows and crew seats for astronauts.

The statement released by Roscosmos read: ‘…Russia and India are expecting to negotiate the contracts to supply windows, crew seats and space suits for the Indian crewed mission.”

According to the contract agreed upon by the Indian Space Research Organization and the Russian space agency Glavkosmos (part of Roscosmos) on the 27th of June, 4 Indians will be prepared for the space mission at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Centre.

According to the release on the 21st of August, the two nations also went over the crew rescue system, aerodynamic trials of the GSLV MkIII rocket which will transport the astronauts, a couple of which will probably be agreed upon by the finals days of August. They also talked about engine technology to be employed and the satellite navigation.

On the 21st of August, Dmitry Rogozin, Roscosmos’s Director General, also held a working meeting with Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser, in Moscow.

Glavkosmos, which is a subsidiary of Roscosmos issues a statement which read: “Glavkosmos will render to HSFC services on consulting support of selection of candidates for the Indian astronauts, providing medical examination of the candidates for access to space flight related training program and providing space flight related training for the Indian astronauts selected on the basis of the medical examination.”

On the 23rd of August CNES, the French space agency, stated how they would take charge of preparing Indian space medicine personnel for the mission.