ISRO Successfully Conducts IMAT

Published on November 22, 2022
Current Context: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully completed the Integrated Main Parachute Airdrop Test (IMAT).
ISRO Successfully Conducts IMAT
  • The IMAT was conducted by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) at the Babina Field Fire Range (BFFR) in Jhansi, UP.
  • The test is the major leap towards realizing India’s first human space flight mission, Gaganyaan Project.
  • The IMAT is the first in a series of tests that are planned to study various failure conditions in the parachute system ahead of Mission Gaganyaan.
  • The test involved a case of failure of the opening of the main parachute, carried out with a 5-ton dummy mass.
  • ISRO is a space research and development organization that was established in 1969 under the Ministry of Space with its headquarters in Bengaluru. The current Chairperson of the organization is S Somanath.


Q.1 The recently conducted Integrated Main Parachute Airdrop Test (IMAT) is related to the?
a. Mission Mangalyaan
b. Mission Chandrayaan
c. Mission Gaganyaan
d. Mission Aditya-L1

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