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Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has handed over the first ‘Crew Module Structural Assembly’ for the ‘Human Space Flight Program’ to ISRO's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).
I'm assuming some specifications are universal (and rigid)
- Temperature tolerance
- Heat absorption/dissipation
- Pressure tolerance
Other specifications are soft (design/fabrication trade-off)
- Internal volume
- Crew member sizes
Which brings me to my question
- How many crew can the ISRO crew module accommodate?
- For how long?
- Is the crew module provided with an air-lock, dock, and escape mechanism?