Mars Orbiter Mission

Designed to last 6 months, India's Mangalyaan completes 3 years in Mars orbit

Designed to last 6 months, India's Mangalyaan completes 3 years in Mars orbit

The country had on September 24, 2014 successfully placed the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft in the orbit around the red planet, in its very first attempt, thus breaking into an elite club.

Sep 26, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Mangalyaan, India's first Mars mission, completes 1,000 Earth days in Martian orbit

Mangalyaan, India's first Mars mission, completes 1,000 Earth days in Martian orbit

The spacecraft is expected to circle the planet for another five years as it has still got about 15kg of fuel left.

Jun 20, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
ISRO conferred 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for historic Mars mission

ISRO conferred 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for historic Mars mission

The Prize was presented by former Prime Minister and IGMT trustee, Dr Manmohan Singh, in the presence of Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (IGMT), and was received by Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO on behalf of ISRO.

May 19, 2017, 10:38 AM IST
ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'

ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission spacecraft 'Mangalyaan'

The duration of the eclipse was so long that had we done nothing, the Mangalyaan's battery capacity would have got exhausted due to lack of sun rays. No effect of the eclipse was felt on Mangalyaan yesterday.

Jan 19, 2017, 23:51 PM IST
Breathtaking images from India's Mars Orbiter Mission!

Breathtaking images from India's Mars Orbiter Mission!

Breathtaking images from India's Mars Orbiter Mission!

Dec 13, 2016, 17:46 PM IST
APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to witness 'Mangalyaan' launch, reveals former ISRO chief Radhakrishnan in his memoir

APJ Abdul Kalam wanted to witness 'Mangalyaan' launch, reveals former ISRO chief Radhakrishnan in his memoir

According to Radhakrishnan, the former president wanted to witness the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) - India's first interplanetary mission – also known as Mangalyaan, on September 24, 2014 but had to leave Bengaluru with 'childlike reluctance' the day before as he had a university convocation to address.

Dec 08, 2016, 13:13 PM IST
ISRO seeking scientific proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2 following Mangalyaan's success

ISRO seeking scientific proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2 following Mangalyaan's success

A call for proposals through an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) has been made within India to seek proposal for scientific experiments for Mars Orbiters Mission-2.

Nov 26, 2016, 09:12 AM IST
India can become big player in global space program: Award-winning author Stephen Petranek

India can become big player in global space program: Award-winning author Stephen Petranek

In many ways what India accomplished by orbiting Mars is as successful as much larger organizations like the Russian space agency, NASA and European space agencies have achieved, Petranek  said.

Nov 03, 2016, 16:41 PM IST
ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year

ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year

ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said the MOM had completed two years yesterday, although its original mission life was slated to be six months, and that the space agency had released a lot of first year data beamed by its five payloads.

Sep 25, 2016, 23:10 PM IST
Mars Orbiter Mission completes two years around orbit in Red Planet: ISRO releases first year data of MOM to public

Mars Orbiter Mission completes two years around orbit in Red Planet: ISRO releases first year data of MOM to public

The Indian space agency has released first year of MOM Long-term archive data (Sept 24, 2014 to Sept 23, 2015) to public.

Sep 25, 2016, 05:43 AM IST