Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to make a history when their Mars Orbital Mission (MOM) or Mangalyan will enter the orbit of Mars.
Mars Orbital Insertion (MOI) is scheduled on 24th of September 2014.
MOM was launched into the Earth’s orbit on 5th November 2013 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 (14:38 IST) . The mission will not only help in gathering useful information related to the atmosphere of Mars or the Red Planet and planetary astrophysics in general but will also be remembered as a great milestone achieved by Indian scientists and is expected to boost the interest in science and technology education and research in India.
The live webcast for MOI will be available on ISRO’s website. Webcast will be available on Sep 24, 2014 from 06:45 hrs (IST):
We wish best of luck to MOM!
Update 7:35 am: MOM successfully complete’s Insertion phase.
Narendra Modi, PM of India announced the success by saying,
“Aaj Mangal ka MOM sai milan hogiya.” [Today, Mangal (Mars or Mangalyan) and MOM have met]
Congratulations India and ISRO!