A senior official of VSSC confirmed that as a matter of safety India’s human space flight rocket will have multiple redundancies/backup systems and also the necessary hardware for building the rocket are coming in.
“The GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) that will be used for the Gaganyaan or the human space flight mission will be built with four redundancies (backup systems) for critical functions as a safety measure,” IANS reported from S. Somanath, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).
The VSSC is a sister concern of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and based in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
A former ISRO official told IANS that there would be multiple sensors for a particular function so that if one fails the other would be functional.
ISRO said the avionics for Crew Escape System are configured as an independent system including instrumentation system and sequencing system.
Somanath said no major design changes were made to the GSLV Mk-III rocket that will carry three Indian astronauts to space.
“We have just modified the design slightly as per the need,” Somanath added.