A big day for ISRO scientists , Indians and all human beings. India has demonstrated capability of interplanetary space mission. Just few minutes ago, ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), Mangalyaan, is successfully placed to Mars Transfer Trajectory, now MOM is completely out of Earth’s gravitational field and moving towards Mars (see photo). MOM will reach Mars orbit in September 2014.
India adopted very innovative approach to attain required velocity (in absence of powerful rocket) to take MOM away from Earth’s gravitational field by revolving it elliptically for about 6 times and then self-propel MOM towards Mars!! This was a complex step in the mission, but ISRO team have successfully proved their calibre.
Read my previous posts on Mangalyaan mission :
- Mangalyaan : India Successfully Launched Mars Mission
- In Pictures : India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan)
Congratulations to ISRO Team of engineers and scientists for yet another milestone in their success. Also placing India into small elite group of countries to go beyond earth’s gravitational field! Thank you for making all of us proud! 🙂
For official updates on Mangalyaan visit ISRO page : “isro.org/mars/updates.aspx”
- Read Times of India for more latest updates- HERE
Graphic: Current status of MOM (Photo Via ISRO – India)
Note: Picture is shared for information and education purpose only. All credit goes to ISRO, Government of India for sharing this information. Thank you ISRO team for sharing knowledge.
Image source: ISRO India (facebook.com/isromom)
Sources: ISRO , Government of India, Times of india news, ISRO website, Wikipedia and all other links in the post.