Meet Vyom – India’s first robot ‘astronaut’1 min read

India’s space agency has unveiled a robot that will travel to space later this year as part of an unmanned mission.

Scientists hope that it will be able to later assist astronauts in a manned space mission called Gaganyaan, which is scheduled for December 2021.

 

 

Isro will conduct two unmanned missions – one in December this year and another in June 2021 – before the Gaganyaan mission.

The robot, which has been named Vyom Mitra (which translates from the Sanskrit to friend in space) is designed to perform a number of functions including responding to astronaut’s questions and performing life support operations.

Sources: • BBC

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Sebastien Clarke
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