MOM's success will make India first nation to do so in maiden attempt: ISRO
MOM's success will make India first nation to do so in maiden attempt: ISRO

K Koteshwar Rao, Scientific Secretary, ISRO on Monday said that India will be the first country to be successful in maiden attempt to go to Mars if its Mars Orbiter spacecraft makes its entry into the Martial orbit on September 24 as planned.

Mars Orbiter Mission: ISRO gears up for 'tough task' on September 24
Mars Orbiter Mission: ISRO gears up for 'tough task' on September 24

As the country's Mars orbiter mission nears its destination, scientists at ISRO are gearing to undertake a "challenging task" on September 24 when they would restart the onboard liquid engine, which has been in sleep mode for nearly ten months, for a critical manoeuvre of the spacecraft.

NASA`s Mars Curiosity rover finally reaches Mount Sharp
NASA`s Mars Curiosity rover finally reaches Mount Sharp

US space scientists on Friday said that after spending a span of 25 months in the Martian desert, NASA's Curiosity rover has finally reached the base of the Martian mountain.

Mars Orbiter Mission: ISRO to test fire engine on September 22
Mars Orbiter Mission: ISRO to test fire engine on September 22

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.

NASA's Mars rover, Moon probe get new lease of life

  Two prestigious NASA probes on the verge of closure - the Mars Opportunity rover and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) - have been given a new lease of life.

Mars Orbiter spacecraft completes 90 percent of its journey to Red Planet
Mars Orbiter spacecraft completes 90 percent of its journey to Red Planet

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India's first interplanetary mission has completed 90 percent of its journey to the Red planet, according to an ISRO official on Thursday. This means, now it's just 27 days away for the spacecraft to enter into the Mars orbit.

'Black beauty' meteorite helps scientists discover climate history of Mars
'Black beauty' meteorite helps scientists discover climate history of Mars

A new study has helped scientists uncover the climate history of the 'red planet' with the help of an ancient Martian meteorite known as 'Black Beauty'.

Mars Mission: ISRO scientists gear up for challenging task

As India's Mars orbiter nears its destination, scientists at ISRO are gearing to undertake a "challenging task" on September 24 when they would restart the onboard liquid engine, which has been in sleep mode for nearly ten months, for a critical manoeuvre of the spacecraft.

NASA Curiosity Rover photographs `bizarre` bone-like object on Mars

In an unusual incident, new images from NASA Mars Curiosity Rover have shown a presence of bone-like object on Mars, after dinosaurs and UFO sightings.

Martian structure reveals signs of life on Red Planet

A new mineral-rich structure discovered from a Martian meteorite has led scientists to believe that there may be niche environments on Mars subsurface that support life.

NASA`s next lander to probe Red Planet`s past

Giving new wings to NASA`s Mars mission, a new lander - slated to be launched next year - will look into the inner workings and early stages of the Red Planet`s development billions of years ago.

NASA`s Curiosity rover provides clues to Mars` past habitability

NASA`s Curiosity rover has completed two Earth years on Mars and has provided detailed analysis of the planet`s geology and mineralogy, as well as clues to past habitability.

NASA`s Mars Curiosity Rover completes 2 years on Red Planet

NASA recently celebrated 2nd anniversary of Mars Curiosity Rover `s landing on the red planet and now it aims at preparing for future human missions to Mars.

NASA to reveal Mars 2020 rover instruments

The US space agency is set to announce Thursday the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency`s Mars 2020 mission rover.

Arctic new training ground for Mars exploration

A team of NASA scientists is testing new equipment in Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada, to better equip themselves for exploring Mars.

Researchers return from `mock-up Mars` world after 4 months

Six researchers have come back to the real world after spending 4 months in a mock Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa.

NASA considering proposal for commercial Mars data relay

To avoid a potential communications gap that is set to happen in 2020, NASA is currently looking for proposals for commercial satellites to be put in the orbit around Mars for telecommunication purposes on future missions.

NASA puts out call for satellite communication services on Mars

In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

Most detailed map yet of Mars developed

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the most detailed map of Mars to date, which includes topographic and thermal information as well as data on the properties of the Martian surface.

Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey

Inching closer to the red planet, India`s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24.