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India`s Mars Orbiter Mission on track, 14.4 million km away from Earth

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:44

India`s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan, is in good health, on track, and is at a distance of 14.4 million kms from Earth.

NASA`s Mars probe surpasses 100,000 high-powered laser zaps

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 11:04

The ChemCam laser instrument aboard NASA`s Curiosity rover recently fired its 100,000th shot.

NASA’s MAVEN mission set off for Mars

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 00:31

The US space agency (NASA) has launched its latest orbiter to Mars Monday on the hunt for clues about why the Red Planet lost much of its atmosphere.

Final orbit raising to take MOM to height of 2 lakh kms

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 19:55

The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) plans to raise the orbit of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) to an apogee height of 2,00,000 kms by November 30.

India`s Mars mission a great achievement: Chinese experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 17:30

Likening India`s Mars probe to putting `a golf ball from Tokyo in a hole in Paris`, Chinese experts have termed Manglaayan`s launch as "a great achievement" which if successful could make India the first Asian country to achieve this fete.

India`s Mars mission: China for enduring peace in outer space

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 18:29

As India Tuesday stole the march over China by launching a mission to Mars, Beijing called for "joint efforts" to ensure peace in outer space.

China plans more Mars probes before 2030

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 23:32

China is planning a three-phase Mars space mission to collect samples from the Red Planet by 2030, the chief scientist of the country`s lunar orbiter project said today.

Russia blames space radiation for Mars probe failure

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 14:10

Russia`s space agency today blamed the effect of cosmic radiation for the failure of its Phobos-Grunt Mars probe, which crashed over the Pacific Ocean earlier this month.

`Russia Mars probe crashes into Pacific Ocean`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 19:53

Russia believes fragments of its Phobos-Grunt probe which spiralled back to Earth after failing to head on a mission to Mars crashed today into the Pacific Ocean.

Russia hints at foul play in its space failures

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 14:39

The head of Russia`s beleaguered space programme hinted today that foreign powers may be behind the string of failures that struck his agency in the past year.

Phobos-Grunt Mars probe to hit Earth in January

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 16:21

Russia’s space agency has said that its unsuccessful Mars probe will be falling back on Earth next month.

Russia`s Mars probe will crash to Earth in January

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 20:44

A Russian spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars and stuck in Earth`s orbit will come crashing back next month.