Mars Orbiter Mission | India’s Mars Mission


mars orbiter mission

India’s Mars Mission | Mars Orbiter Mission India’s first ever mars mission is going to be launched on 5 November 2013 at 09:08 UTC ( 2:38 PM according to IST). Mars Orbiter Mission is  the most popular mission in the Indian space research history. Also it is India’s most ambitious mission regarding space research. It will make a great impact on other country’s working in space research field. The name of the mission is Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) . Mars Orbiter Mission in India popularly known as Mangalyaan, which is a Sanskrit word means Mars Craft.This name is given by media to the mission. Mars Orbiter Mission is totally planned under ISRO (Indian Space and Research Organisation ). The duration of Mars Orbiter Mission is 300 days. The PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) vehicle carries a total mass of 1350 kg and a payload mass of 15kg. It works on Aerocentric Reference System. It will enter mars orbit on 21 September 2014.

The Mars Orbiter Mission is being set to be launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The official countdown has been started on 3 November 2013 at 06:08 AM in the morning of the Indian Festival of lights called Diwali.

Background of  Mars Orbiter Mission


Mars Orbiter Mission is very ambitious mission and aims to achieve a multiple results in a single mission. Mars Orbiter Mission mission tells the world about the launching capabilities of the country. From satellites to space shuttles India have all type Launch Vehicles. Mars Orbiter Mission aims to study about the morphology, mineralogy and the atmosphere of the Mars by using indigenous scientific instruments. It will study deeply on mission planning , Space Communication, management and navigation . ISRO scientists have told the media that orbiting of mars is itself a challenging task and it is also one of the aims of the mission.

Mars Orbiter Mission mission is also considered to be a competition with the NASA’s Mars mission called MEAVEN. It will be launched just 15 days after the launch of Mangalyaan. But scientists claim that it is not a competition. The information will be shared by both the agencies about their respective mission. And also NASA will be helping ISRO while eyeing the Mangalyaan during its journey to the mars.

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