The country's space agency has displayed a prototype of its first crew capsule module designed to carry two people into low Earth orbit, ScienceInsider reported.
Capable of putting 10 tons of payload into a low-Earth orbit, it could launch in May or June from Sriharikota spaceport on the coast of the Bay of Bengal, the agency said.
The Indian space agency said it has decided on the test flight even though the government has yet to grant approval and funding for a human space-flight program.
"We thought it better to [go ahead to] gain some confidence in the design of our crew module," said
The capsule, manufactured by
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