Mars Orbiter Mission

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan (Sanskrit: मङ्गलयान, "Mars-Craft"), is a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is expected to enter orbit around Mars on 24 September 2014.The mission is a "technology demonstrator" project aiming to develop the technologies required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission.The Mars Orbiter Mission probe lifted-off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25 at 09:08 UTC (2:38 PM IST) on 5 November 2013.
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  • Follow India’s @MarsOrbiter as it Circles the Red Planet

    … India’s groundbreaking Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft reached the Mars orbit earlier today and, to celebrate, the satellite has launched its own Twitter account. “India’s first mission to Mars,” reads the Twitter bio for @MarsOrbiter. “Orbiting the Red Planet since Sep 24, 2014. Explorer. Loves science, photography and long cruises.” What…

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