Update on Mission Mars by IndiaIndia’s mission to MARS: An Update: The medium gear antenna is active now.
India created history this morning accomplishing Mangalyaan (MOM - Mars Orbiter Mission) when the space craft entered the red planet orbit at 7:47 IST. This is the record for first time a country achieved success in debut mission to the red planet. It is also one of the cheapest interplanetary mission ever. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has witnessed the final stage while it was a tensed moment for final 20 minutes while space shuttle were hidden at the time of entering the Mars orbiter. The craft were hiding behind the red planet and poor radio signal were available kept scientist in suspense. First time a perfect signal captured by the Australian tracking system about its successful insertions.
This is a smooth journey for PSLV-C25 Spacecraft since its launch on November 05, 2013. It will employ 5 equipments about 423 km above surface of Mars planet to collect DATA for scientific studies.
Indian PM Narendra modi greeted the nation for its grant success and inspired ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Scientists and the future generation of India "We have achieved near impossible". "This is a symbol of what we are capable of as a nation. Despite our many limitations we have succeeded".
The EU, US and Russia are only other 3 nations successfully managed to orbit or land on the red planet but after several attempt. Only 21 tries succeeded till now.
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