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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

#Mangalyaan Creates History! @ISRO’s #MarsMission Spacecraft Successfully Enters Martian Orbit




What 'bout Mars? India's rendezvous with red planet on September 24 2014 #plbkkt via #hshdsh
India's rendezvous with red planet on September 24 2014

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This is India’s moment in history as the world watches the arrival of the Mars Orbiter Mission also known as Mangalyaan in the Martian orbit.

Curiosity Rover roving the red planet since 05 August 2012 welcomed the Indian deep space mission probe with the tweet:
Namaste, @MarsOrbiter! Congratulations to @ISRO and India's first interplanetary mission upon achieving Mars orbit.
#Mangalyaan Creates History! ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft Successfully Enters Mars Orbit
Mangalyaan Space Probe
Without doubt, #Mangalyaan and a few other hashtags including #MissionMars, #IndiaAtMars & #MarsMission were the top trending topic in Twitter India!

Indian space program tryst with the red planet created history today by putting India on the world map of space exploration and becoming the first to have a successful Mars mission on debut. India is only the forth country in the world to put a satellite into Martian orbit ahead of China & Japan. 




Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO’s fast tracked Mars spacecraft was made in just 15 months at a cost of just Rs 450 crores ($67 million) making it perhaps the cheapest deep space mission ever. MAVEN – Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe from the US which too successfully entered Martian orbit of 21 September 2014 is made at a whopping cost of $670 million.

Mangalyaan 300 day marathon covering 670 million kilometres cost about Rs 4 per person in India paving the way for faster, cheaper & possibly durable inter-planetary missions.

The Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster Gravity cost more than India’s maiden deep space probe Mangalyaan to give an idea on the enormity of the achievement achieved by the 1350 kilogram unmanned robotic satellite. Both America & Russian space agencies did not succeed with their maiden attempts to reach Mars making India the first country in the world to do so on its own steam in the first attempt.


#Mangalyaan // #MarsMission Cost Less Than Cost of Movie #Gravity // http://pallab-kakoti.blogspot.com/2014/09/mangalyaan-creates-history-indian-deep-space-mission.html
India's Mars Mission Cost $67 million compared to MAVEN at $670 million
In 54 years with as many missions launched to the red planet only 21 have successfully made it to the Martian orbit. Mars Orbiter Mission or “MOM” will morph truly significant scientific missions while orbiting the Martian orbit using some sophisticated equipments and will probe to answer one of the most tantalising questions whether we are indeed alone in the Universe or not. The Mars Colour Camera (MCC) which is also revered as the “eye of the mission” will capture images & information about the surface features and composition of the Martian surface.



Here’s a first image captured by Mars Colour Camera (MCC) on-board #Mangalyaan released by @ISRO.
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Mangalyaan was hoisted using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV on its 24th consecutively successful mission on 03 November 2013 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Here is the chronology of events that traces the journey of Mangalyaan which lasted over 300 days:


Nov 5, 2013: ISRO's PSLV C25 launches India's Mars Orbiter Mission from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Nov 7, 2013: First Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 8, 2013: Second Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 9, 2013: Third Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.
  
Nov 11, 2013: Fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.


Nov 12, 2013: Fifth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 16, 2013: Sixth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Dec 1, 2013: MOM leaves Earth's orbit, Trans-Mars Injection performed.


Dec 4, 2013: MOM leaves Earth's Sphere of Influence of 9.25 lakh km radius.

Dec 11, 2013: First course correction manoeuvre performed on the spacecraft.

Jun 11, 2014: Second course correction manoeuvre executed.


Sep 22, 2014: MOM enters Mars' Gravitational Sphere of Influence; 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor test fired after over 300 days of dormancy; last trajectory correction manoeuvre performed.

Sep 24, 2014: MOM reaches the intended orbit around Mars, making India the first country in the world to have successfully launched its mission to the Red Planet on the very first attempt.


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Title: #Mangalyaan Creates History! @ISRO’s #MarsMission Spacecraft Successfully Enters Martian Orbit
Author: Pallab Kakoti // Bio
Published: 24 September 2014
Category: #RnDmRituals
URL: http://pallab-kakoti.blogspot.com/2014/09/mangalyaan-creates-history-indian-deep-space-mission.html

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