The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for a test fire of liquid apogee motor (LAM) inside Mangalyaan, also known as Mars Orbiter Mission, on September 22, about 48 hours ahead of spacecraft's insertion into Mars orbit.
In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday said that “Mangalyaan”, India`s first inter-planetary mission to Mars was on its course and the orbiter would reach the Martian orbit on September 24 as per schedule.
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.
Crossing a major milestone in the country`s space history, ISRO`s Mars Orbiter mission on Sunday ventured out of Earth`s sphere of influence for the first time in an attempt to reach the red planet`s orbit.
India`s Orbiter to Mars prepares to part with mother earth soon after Saturday midnight and begin its long journey to the distant red planet coasting through the cosmos for almost 10 months, a scientist said Friday.
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.