Mangalyaan successfully placed in Mars Transfer Trajector

Chennai/Bangalore: Crossing a major milestone in the country’s space history, ISRO’s Mars Orbiter mission on Sunday ventured out of Earth’s sphere of influence for the first time in an attempt to reach the red planet’s orbit. The critical manoeuvre to place the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in the Mars Transfer Trajectory was successfully carried out almost […]

Countdown for India’s Mars Orbiter Mission begins

Chennai: The countdown for the India’s ambitious Rs 430-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) began Sunday 6.08 am at Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, a space agency official said. The countdown to the flight of Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) will be for 56.30 hours which is expected to blast off at 2.38 […]

India’s Mars mission delayed by a week

Chennai: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled for launch Oct 28, has been delayed and the fresh date will be announced later, said the space agency chief. “Of the two ships Nalanda and Yamuna, only Yamanua has reached Fiji. Nalanda has not reached there. It is expected to reach Fiji only around Oct 21. So the […]