23 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology; Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology.
Prelims and Mains focus: about Vyommitra and the functions it can perform; its significance; about Gaganyaan
News: The ISRO unveiled its first ‘woman’ astronaut, named Vyommitra, to an international gathering in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Functions it can perform
Is this the first time ISRO is deploying a robotic system?
No. ISRO has used robotic and autonomous system for many of its missions, including the recent Chandrayaan-2 mission where the Vikram lander was functioning in autonomous mode — using data stored in its systems — while attempting to make a soft landing on the moon’s surface.
Source: Indian Express
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