A fact about MOM posted by ISROISRO
  • The Mars Orbiter Mission being launched by the PSLV C25 on 5 November 2013.ISRO
  • The MoM launched on 5 November 2013.ISRO
  • India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, carrying the Mars orbiter, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.Reuters
  • A fact about MOM posted by ISRO.ISRO
  • A detailed list of events leading upto Mars Orbit Insertion posted by ISRO.ISRO
  • A fact about MOM posted by ISROISRO
  • Loading of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft into the Large Space Simulation Chamber for Thermo-Vacuum test.ISRO
  • The MOM spacecraft just before Thermo-vacuum testing before its launch.ISRO
  • A chart depicting details on Mangalyaan's journey in space.ISRO
  • ISRO scientists and engineers monitor the movements of India's Mars orbiter at their Spacecraft Control Centre in Bangalore.Reuters
  • Posts by ISRO to update followers about MOM's journey.ISRO
  • An update by ISRO on the countdown to the Mars mission.ISRO

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), more fondly called as "Mangalyaan", is only eight days away from the Red Planet, and the India Space Research Organisation is already buckling up to prepare for the D-Day on 24 September when it is slated to enter the Martian atmosphere.

If the mission is successful, India will be the first country to achieve its Mars mission on the first attempt.

MOM has completed almost 98% of its helio-centric journey to Mars travelling idle for nearly 300 days, and will undergo a crucial test on 22 September when it will enter the Red Planet's sphere of influence.

The Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft was successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR Sriharikota on 5 November 2013.

The mission is said to have two objectives – technical and scientific.

While the technical objective of ISRO behind this mission was to develop technologies for inter-planetary missions, its scientific aim is to explore the surface and atmosphere of Mars.

International Business Times India Edition will do a live coverage of the Mars Mission on 24 September. 

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