Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Mars Orbiter Mission which is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars carrying an orbiter craft which is designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit has successfully completed the first stage and is now in an elliptical orbit around the Earth.
This is a great day for Indian scientists as this was the first time that India has decided to conduct a mission across interplanetary distances. 

ISRO's Mars mission launched from Sriharikota.

Mars Orbiter Satellite (Credit: ISRO)  

Re-live this historic launch. 

Important aspects of this mission: 

  1. Distance from Mars Surface: 365 kms will be the orbiter's closest from Mars surface. 
  2. China's mission failed to leave Earth's orbit in 2011.
  3. The mission has cost India Rs 450 crore.
  4. Only the United States, Europe, and Russia have sent probes that have orbited or landed on Mars.
  5. According to ISRO it is planned that the spacecraft will subsequently enter into a 372 km by 80,000 km elliptical orbit around Mars.
  6. Mission's Scientific Objective: Exploration of Mars surface features, morphology, mineralogy and Martian atmosphere by indigenous scientific instruments.
  7. Mission's Technological Objective: Deep space communication, navigation, mission planning and management.
  8. Other Technological Objective Design and realisation of a Mars orbiter with a capability to survive and perform Earthbound manoeuvres, cruise phase of 300 days, Mars orbit insertion / capture, and on-orbit phase around Mars.
We from All Job India would like to congratulate all the members of ISRO and others who made this possible. PSLV C-25 has now made India stand tall amongst the top nations dealing with space exploration. 
It's a proud day to be a Indian. Remember this is the first time we are trying to achieve something like this. 


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