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Close comet flyby puts NASA`s Mars spacecraft at risk

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 14:59

As a comet heads towards a close flyby of Mars Oct 19 this year, NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, the US space agency said in a statement.

Mars spacecraft 117 million kms away from earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:25

India`s Mars spacecraft has travelled 117 million kms from the earth with 24 million kms more to cover before its tryst with the red planet in another 92 days.

100 days for India`s Mars spacecraft`s tryst with red planet

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 20:09

Exactly 100 days from today, India`s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target covering almost 70 per cent of its journey.

Mars spacecraft integrated with rocket: ISRO

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 23:19

India`s Mars spacecraft, whose launch has been delayed by almost a week, has been integrated with launch vehicle, Indian Space Research Organisation said today.

ISRO’s Mars mission spacecraft unveiled

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 18:15

India`s upcoming Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seeks to reveal whether there is methane, considered a "precursor chemical" for life, on the Red Planet, key officials behind the ambitious venture said today.