Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that India is making rapid strides towards becoming a world power and has attained the position of a world leader in Space technology due to its recent achievements.
With IRSO succeeding in its first inter-planetary Mars Orbiter Mission making India the only country to achieve this feat in its maiden attempt, 2014 was not only momentous but a very busy year for the space sector.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) began the test-fly of its heaviest and upgraded rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) - on Wednesday from Sriharikota space station, near Chennai.
After the Mars orbiter spacecraft's successful encounter with comet Siding Spring last week, a major hurdle was over and the satellite is now in a normal phase of the mission to proceed with other experiments, ISRO said Wednesday.
World Space Week was celebrated in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Friday to mark the success of India's Mars mission, where many enthusiastic school and college students attended the space exhibition organised by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium.
India's Mars Orbiter Mission, lovingly called Mangalyaan, has sent back its first 3D image of the Red Planet captured by its cameras onboard the satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
In an attempt to encourage young minds in the space exploration, a science communicator has developed a Do-It-Yourself model of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which can be cut out of cupboard and assembled by kids.