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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed it a "happy coincidence" that his summit meeting with US President Barack Obama took place days after an "India-US summit" between the two countries' orbiters over Mars.
To honour ISRO scientists for their achievement of the Mars Orbiter Mission, TABcab, city's fleet of radio cabs, will display on its 200 vehicles their photos and messages congratulating the space agency.
India does not need to rely on foreign countries for launching heavier communication satellites once its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III tasted success, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director M Chandra Dathan today said.