News Excerpt:

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facility at Thumba in Thiruvananthapuram, has developed a multi-purpose app that will help astronauts on the Gaganyaan space flight mission.

About Space-borne Assistant and Knowledge Hub for Crew Interaction (SAKHI) app:

  • It can carry out a range of tasks such as looking up vital technical information or communicating with one another.
  • It will monitor the astronauts' health, help them stay connected with Earth, and even alert them about their dietary schedules.
  • The astronauts may need to look up technical documents and training manuals at short notice during the mission. 
    • SAKHI will ensure that they have all the required data at their fingertips.
  • The astronauts can use the app to maintain a log on the mission in multiple formats, including voice records, texts, and images.
  • This comprehensive system provides information on key parameters like blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation, providing invaluable insights into the crew’s physical condition throughout their mission.
  • SAKHI will keep the crew connected with the onboard computer and ground-based stations, guaranteeing a seamless communication link. 
  • The app will also remind them about their hydration, dietary schedules, and sleep patterns.

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