Mars Mission

  • NASA seeks private help to connect Mars data with Earth Yesterday

    Washington: In a bid to broaden participation in the exploration of the Red planet, NASA has called for a new, privately-owned communications network to be set up on Mars. The US space agency has released a Request for Information (RFI) - a formal paperwork seeking public development of a new system. "The new...
  • Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey 1 week ago

    Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India's ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 per cent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for September 24. The spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 540 million kilometres on its helio...
  • India's Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 75 days from July 12, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 525 million km on its heliocentric arc. Radio signals from earth now take 15 minutes to reach MOM and...
  • 100 days for India's Mars spacecraft's tryst with red planet June 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 100 days from Monday, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target covering almost 70 per cent of its journey. On September 24, a very significant technological milestone of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) called Mars Orbit...
  • Trajectory correction of Mars mission likely by June 11 June 2, 2014

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation is likely to perform its next trajectory correction manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter mission on June 11. As its Mars mission is "on intended track" and was proceeding towards the red planet with "good health," ISRO had earlier announced that the trajectory correction manoeuvre scheduled for...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet April 9, 2014

    Chennai: Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to Mars,...
  • Mars mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance April 9, 2014

    Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars on Wednesday crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to Mars,...
  • Mars mission successfully completes 100 days in space on Wednesday February 11, 2014

    Bangalore: India's first inter-planetary probe Mars Orbiter Spacecraft will be completing 100 days in space on Wednesday in its voyage towards the red planet. The health of the spacecraft, launched by the country's workhorse rocket PSLV-C25 on November 5 last from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh,...
  • Mystery white rock inexplicably appears near NASA Mars rover January 22, 2014

    Scientists are stumped as to how a rock mysteriously appeared in images taken two weeks apart by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity. The rover, which landed in an area known as Meridiani Planum a decade ago, is exploring the rim of a crater for signs of past water. Another rover, Curiosity, touched down...
  • 62 Indians shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars January 2, 2014

    Over 1,000 aspirants, including 62 from India, have been shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four men and women on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024 to establish a permanent colony on the red planet. The Netherlands-based non-profit organisation Mars One announced the selection of 1,058 candidates from...
  • Narendra Modi beats Sachin Tendulkar, Mars Mission on Facebook December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is the most talked about person on Facebook in India beating likes of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and Apple iconic device iPhone 5s, the US-based social networking site said on Monday. According to the social networking giant's top Indian...
  • ISRO to carry out Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres on Mars mission December 9, 2013

    As India's maiden mission to Mars continues its fuel-less cruise to the Red Planet, ISRO would carry out further manoeuvres aimed at keeping the spacecraft in the intended trajectory this week. The first of the four Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres (TCM) would be carried out on December 11, Indian Space Research Organisation...
  • Mars mission spacecraft travels beyond Earth's sphere of influence December 4, 2013

    India's maiden mission to Mars has traversed beyond the sphere of influence (SOI) of Earth extending about 9,25,000 km in its 10-month long voyage to the red planet. The spacecraft crossed the SOI of Earth at around 1:14 hrs (IST) on Wednesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. The Mars orbiter...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey December 2, 2013

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  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day December 2, 2013

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter, which was placed in inter-Mars trajectory in the early hours on Sunday, has crossed Moon's orbit and is travelling beyond Earth's natural satellite. "The Mars Orbiter spacecraft has crossed the Moon orbit. So technically after crossing our Chandrayaan's orbit, it is now travelling beyond...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes mother-of-all manoeuvre December 1, 2013

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed yet another milestone when it was slung out of the earth's orbit in a Saturday midnight manoeuvre. The MOM, set to reach the red planet in September 2014, is showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new heights....
  • Mars Orbiter leaves Earth's orbit, to reach red planet by Sept 2014 December 1, 2013

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission has crossed its first major milestone when it was propelled out of the Earth's orbit, onwards onto its 750 million kilometer journey to Mars on Sunday 1 am. "The Trans Mars Injection (TMI) operations, which began at 00.49 am (IST) has been...
  • India's Mars mission spacecraft enters final orbit around earth November 27, 2013

    India's maiden interplanetary spacecraft Orbiter, headed to Mars, entered the final orbit around earth early on Wednesday to prepare for its trans-injection into the sun's orbit early on Sunday (December 1). Its voyage to Mars will take nine months (280 days). "Orbiter has passed its penultimate perigee (closest to equator) and its...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao November 24, 2013

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at the...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured November 21, 2013

    The severe cyclonic storm 'Helen' hurtling towards Andhra Pradesh coast has been captured by India's Mars Orbiter in the first image of the country beamed back in its maiden mission to Red Planet. 'Mangalyaan' has beamed back the first set of pictures of Earth, capturing the Indian subcontinent and parts of...
  • Electrical problem puts Curiosity's operations on hold November 21, 2013

    NASA engineers have temporarily suspended all science operations by Mars rover Curiosity after the six-wheeled robot developed an electrical issue. NASA is running tests to check possible causes of a voltage change detected on the rover on November 17. The team detected a change in the voltage difference between the chassis and...
  • MOM, Maven will complement each other in Mars findings: ISRO November 19, 2013

    ISRO and NASA will coordinate functions of their Mars Orbiters - Mangalyaan and Maven - once both get into orbit of the red planet in September next year. "If NASA's orbiter Maven and ISRO's Mars Orbiter are successful, they will complement each other in findings and help understand the red planet...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission November 16, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday performed the last of the five orbit-raising manoeuvre on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee (farthest point from Earth) of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh km. "The fifth orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, starting at...
  • Supplementary orbit of Mars spacecraft successfully raised November 12, 2013

    A day after suffering a glitch during the fourth orbit raising operation on its Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO on Tuesday successfully completed the supplementary manoeuvre this morning, raising the spacecraft's apogee (farthest distance from Earth) to over 1,18,000 km. "The fourth supplementary orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter spacecraft started at...
  • Mars mission 100 per cent safe, says ISRO November 11, 2013

    Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday failed to fully meet the objective of the fourth orbit-raising operation conducted on Mars Orbiter Spacecraft as flow to the liquid engine stopped, but allayed apprehensions over the ambitious venture to the Red Planet. This manoeuvre planned to raise the apogee (farthest point to Earth)...
  • Mars Orbiter raising falls short of target November 11, 2013

    India's Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seemed to have suffered from some trouble while raising its orbit for the fourth time on Monday, as per posted on the official page of ISRO on Facebook. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a posting on its Facebook page had said:...
  • Mars Orbiter raising falls short of target November 11, 2013

    India's Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) seemed to have suffered from some trouble while raising its orbit for the fourth time on Monday, as per posted on the official page of ISRO on Facebook. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a posting on its Facebook page had said:...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission November 10, 2013

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission, Sachin Tendulkar's 199th Test match at Eden Gardens and BJP demands PM-level security for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Third orbit raising manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter performed November 9, 2013

    Chennai: The third of the total of five orbit raising manoeuvres of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft was performed early on Saturday morning, raising its apogee, the farthest point from Earth, to over 71,000 km. The manoeuvre started at 2:10 AM on Saturday and raised the spacecraft's apogee from 40,186 km to...
  • Second orbiter of Mars spacecraft raised successfully November 8, 2013

    The second of the six orbit raising manouevres for the Mars Orbiter was completed successfully on early Friday, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the second orbit raising manouevre that started 2.18 am. Friday has been successfully completed. The on-board motor of Mars Orbiter was fired...