Mangalyaan – The Mission To Mars
Amidst all the cacophony of the abolishment of the IPC 497 act and the Japan landing robot rovers on asteroids, India took another sharp turn by creating history. India’s Mangalyaan Mars orbiter mission (MOM) all set to complete four years.
A few days back ISRO gave a statement that –
The maiden interplanetary mission of India named as Mars Orbiter Mission has completed one full cycle around the red planet summing up to the count of four years.
Before we dive in the features and specialties of the satellite, let’s have a quick look at what exactly is the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
What Is MOM – Mars Orbiter Mission?
- The Mangalyaan Mars orbiter mission launch was by the Indian Space Research Center (ISRO), on 5th November in the year 2013. The satellite successfully landed in the orbit of Mars at its first attempt on 24th September the next year.
- Astonishingly, the satellite was expected to survive for six months, but it has been four years that the satellite is sending data from Mars and still counting.
- An impeccable design is given to the satellite so that it can take care of itself.
- A geometry of white out has been noticed by the satellite. This happens when the earth obstructs the path between the sun and Mars. Excessive radiation disconnect communication and so white out.
What’s so special about MOM – Mars Orbiter Mission?
Wondering what achievement has our nation received? So, here’s what are the key highlights:
- India is the first country to enter the orbiting planet.
- India made it through in its first attempt.
- To mark the victory of the day, the satellite has flowed images of the planet. Stunning is it.
- Launched in the year 2013, the Mars orbiter mission India entered the red planet creating history.
- The satellite is both cost-effective design, space-oriented equipment along with the design to balance weight.
- The satellite is excellent in health and can survive longer.
- Lowest budget higher achievement
Features Of The Mangalyaan – Mars Orbiter Mission
- Cameras on the satellite have beautifully captured the two moons of Mars namely Phobos and Deimos.
- The cameras have captured more than 900 images
- The only satellite that captures the entire moon in a single frame.
- The only human-made satellite ( Mars Orbiter Mission) to gather data from Mars and send it back.
For more details and the data as flowed by the satellite, you can click here. The website is decked up with The images as sent by the Mars Orbiter Mission for the first two years. The images from the third year would be soon uploaded.