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ISRO`s Mars Orbiter tracking delayed for 5 min due to S Africa thunderstorm

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 12:02

Two days after successfully injecting its Mars Orbiter into trans-Mars trajectory, ISRO revealed that a thunderstorm in South Africa, which struck above a ground station identified to track the "crucial moment" had resulted in a five minute delay in following the Indian mission.

ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11:03

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today performed the last of the five orbit-raising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee (farthest point from Earth) of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh km.

Preparatory work in full swing for Mars Orbiter Mission

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 10:33

India is inching towards a milestone in space technology with preparatory work in full swing at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota to launch the country`s first inter-planetary satellite to Mars tomorrow.