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
List of ISRO's achievements over the last two years

List of ISRO's achievements over the last two years

In the last two years, ISRO has launched around six satellites building India's might in space.

Jun 22, 2016, 08:29 AM IST
Space mission: India, US explore collaboration avenues

Space mission: India, US explore collaboration avenues

The Mars Working Group of the two countries, which met Thursday, sought to identify and implement goals that NASA and ISRO share on Mars exploration.

Feb 26, 2016, 00:16 AM IST
'Indian orbiter still searching for methane on Mars'

'Indian orbiter still searching for methane on Mars'

The orbiter's scientific instruments were built to study the red planet's surface, its mineral composition and scan its atmosphere for methane gas in search of life-sustaining elements for at least six months.

Jan 04, 2016, 23:52 PM IST
 Major Indian space discoveries/missions of 2015

Major Indian space discoveries/missions of 2015

Take a look at some of the major Indian space missions this year.

Dec 16, 2015, 17:15 PM IST
ISRO releases book on Indian Space Programme

ISRO releases book on Indian Space Programme

ISRO's Mars mission is aimed at establishing the country's capability to reach the red planet and focus on looking for the presence of methane, an indicator of life in Mars.

Nov 05, 2015, 22:50 PM IST
Check out: Spectacular image of Henry Crater from India's Mars orbiter camera!

Check out: Spectacular image of Henry Crater from India's Mars orbiter camera!

The spacecraft has delivered a breathtaking picture of Henry Crater, a large crater in the Arabia quadrangle of Mars.

Oct 30, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission released

 Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday released the first-ever Hindi atlas on Mars Orbiter Mission and said the language could help spread awareness on space missions in the country.

Oct 27, 2015, 03:58 AM IST
Mars data interesting, more work needed on it: ISRO

Mars data interesting, more work needed on it: ISRO

ISRO has stated that more analysis is required on the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).

Oct 05, 2015, 21:52 PM IST
Mars mystery solved? NASA to reveal it today

Mars mystery solved? NASA to reveal it today

The US space agency NASA is all set to announce major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news pres conference at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, September 28.

Sep 28, 2015, 11:36 AM IST

DNA: Today in History, September 24

Know all the historical facts and events that has happened on this date in this segment of DNA.

Sep 24, 2015, 23:09 PM IST