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Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh:  India’s first mission to Mars Mangalyaan blasted off this afternoon i.e, on 11th Oct, 2013 from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, India. At 450 crores, the budget is one-sixth of what NASA is spending on a Mars probe to be launched in 13 days.

Mangalyaan - The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-25 towards Mars
Mangalyaan – The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-25 towards Mars

Mangalyaan

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan meaning Mars-craft is a Mars orbiter that was successfully launched on 5th November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Mission is primarily technological mission aiming to develop the technologies required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission. The main objectives of the Mars mission are to demonstrate India’s technological capability to send a satellite to orbit around the planet and conduct meaningful experiments such as looking for signs of life, taking pictures of Mars and studying the Martian environment.

Mangalyaan - India's Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan - India's Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan - India's Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

The Mars Orbiter Mission probe lifted-off from First Launch Pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C-25 at 2:38 PM IST (9:08 UTC) on November 5, 2013. The launch window available is for about 20 days starting 28 October. The official countdown for blast-off of the Indian orbiter, nicknamed “Mangalyaan”, began at 06:08 am on November 3, 2013 and ended with the successful completion of the automatic launch sequence and launch of the PSLV C-25 rocket. This is India’s first mission to Mars. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mangalyaan - India's Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan - India's Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Mission
Various Reaction on Mangalyaan on twitter:

 

#MarsMission successful, PSLV placed in orbit: #ISRO chief #Mangalyaan http://t.co/ig2lz3GYEt
— Times of India (@timesofindia) November 5, 2013

 

 

Congrats #isro for making #india proud to have a mars expedition through #mangalyaan. Hope it will open the thresold of an era of research.
— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (@apjabdulkalam00) October 30, 2013

 

 

Can’t hold back my tears of joy. Thanku our ISRO. Pray for full success of #Mangalyaan.Proud of being an Indian!
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) November 5, 2013

 

 

I salute entire ISRO community who made this possible in a very short period of time: ISRO chairman #Mangalyaan #Sriharikota
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) November 5, 2013

 

 

Best wishes to our scientists for the Mars Mission. It is a proud moment for the nation & we all pray for the Mission’s success.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 5, 2013

 

 

Congrats to ISRO for Mangalyaan launch for Mars…Thanks #ISRO for giving India such a proud moment….cheers..Kudos! #Mangalyaan #Mars
— Sunny Dhanoe (@iSunnyDhanoe) November 5, 2013

 

 

A 6km road in my neighbourhood needs 33cr for widening. If #Mangalyaan can go to Mars in les than 15x that cost, then hats off to ISRO
— Gaurav (@bwoyblunder) November 5, 2013

 

 

There is a big Probability that they might find Pratibha Patil in Mars welcoming the #Mangalyaan
— Joy (@Joydas) November 5, 2013

 

 

#Mangalyaan is conclusive proof that the Govt is ready to go to the furthest corners of the universe in search of the coalgate files #ISRO
— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) November 5, 2013

 

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