Orbit

  • ISRO to test run India's Mars Orbiter Mission's main engine today 9 minutes ago

    Bangalore: India's Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. But before that, Indian Space Research Organisation needs to test fire the main engine today, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The team of scientists at ISRO's control room will be the first to...
  • Mars mission enters last lap; crucial test on September 24 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's first mission to Mars will attempt to put a spacecraft in orbit around the red planet next week, in a crucial test of a low-cost project carrying the country's hopes to join the leaders of a global space race. A successful outcome for the $74-million mission would stiffen...
  • NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year 13 hours 45 minutes ago

    Cape Canaveral, Florida: NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach Mars late on Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles (711 million kilometers). If all goes well, the robotic explorer will slip into Martian orbit for a year or more of atmospheric study. It's designed...
  • ISRO geared up for a crucial manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Mission on Monday 19 hours 41 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Ahead of India's Mars orbiter's scheduled rendezvous with the red planet on September 24, the Indian Space Research Organisation is all set for the crucial fourth trajectory correction manoeuvre and test fire of the main liquid engine on the spacecraft on Monday. The 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) engine...
  • NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet 21 hours 17 minutes ago

    Washington: A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet. After a 10-month journey, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) probe is making its final approach to Mars and will begin...
  • Cheer India to Mars and win collectibles, says ISRO Yesterday

    Chennai: Cheer India to Mars on Indian space agency's Facebook page and win exclusive collectibles, said ISRO Saturday. With India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission on a crucial phase, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on its Facebook page has announced prizes for interesting comments and videos that shows their love for...
  • Prayers to be held in Kerala temple for success of Mars Orbiter Mission Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: While the Indian Scientific community is anxiously awaiting the entry of 'Mangalyaan' into the orbit of the red planet on September 24, a cultural outfit will be offering special prayers on the day for the 'safety' and 'success' of the Mars Orbiter Mission. 'Friends of Trivandrum', a local forum, is...
  • Watch Mars Orbiter Mission in your room with 'Smartur Mangalyaan' app Yesterday

    Hyderabad: As India's historical Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the last lap on September 24, Hyderabad based Neeraj Jewalkar has created a 3D application called 'Smartur Mangalyaan'. The application is created to spread awareness about the mission and it offers a three dimensional view of the spacecraft and rocket launcher....
  • Kerala: Museum plans programmes to mark India's Mars Orbit Mission entry into planet's orbit Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Science and Technology Museum has drawn up various programmes to mark the entry of 'Mangalyaan', India's Mars Orbiter Mission, into the orbit of the red planet, expected to happen on September 24. The programmes, planned in partnership with Rajya Sabha TV, Vigyan Prasar and CSIR, have been planned...
  • ISRO hopes India becomes the first country to complete Mars Mission in its maiden attempt Yesterday

    Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday said that commands required by the Mars Orbiter Mission to enter the planet's orbit have been uploaded. The process will take almost 13 hours to be completed and the orbiter is expected to enter the Mars orbit on September 24, ISRO said. V Koteshwar...
  • India's Mars Mission to enter planet's orbit on September 24, ISRO uploads commands Yesterday

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday said that commands required by the Mars Orbiter Mission to enter the planet's orbit have been uploaded. It said that the process will take almost 13 hours to complete and the orbiter is expected to enter the Mars orbit on September 24. Scientists will...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission is in the pink of health: ISRO Yesterday

    Chennai: India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the Mars orbit later in September, is in the "pink of health" and sending vital information from a distance of 211 million km after covering 95 per cent of its journey, ISRO said. "MOM keeps sending us vital information about the health...
  • NASA, ISRO in talks to set up Joint Mars Working Group September 11, 2014

    Washington: America's premier space agency NASA and its Indian counterpart ISRO are talking about setting up a Joint Mars Working Group, a top US space official has said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US. "NASA is in discussions with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) regarding potential...
  • Europe readies 'space plane' for sub-orbital test flight September 10, 2014

    Noordwijk: The European Space Agency on Wednesday put the final touches to its first-ever "space plane" before blasting it into sub-orbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle. Assembled in Italy, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is undergoing final ground tests at the ESA's...
  • India's Mars orbiter to reach red planet in 33 days: ISRO August 23, 2014

    Chennai: India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission is just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million km away from Mars and 189 million kilometres away from the Earth. 33 more days to...
  • Mars orbiter completes about 80 per cent of journey July 22, 2014

    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...
  • NASA orbiter captures new crater on Red Planet May 23, 2014

    Researchers have discovered the largest fresh meteor-impact crater on Mars, NASA said in a statement. The before-and-after images of the crater were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The crater is half the size of a football ground and first appeared in March 2012, the US space agency said. It was captured...
  • Mangalyaan doing well, will reach Martian orbit on September 24 May 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: India's maiden inter-planetary mission to Mars "Mangalyaan" was on course and the orbiter would reach the Martian orbit on September 24, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Monday. Dismissing the sceptical views expressed by certain quarters over the misssion, he said, "Mars mission is going well...
  • 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,...
  • ISRO completes second orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-14 January 7, 2014

    The second orbit raising operation of an advanced Indian communications satellite launched by a rocket using an indigenous powerful booster technology from the space port of Sriharikota on Tuesday was successfully completed by ISRO scientists. The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) said the Apogee Motor of GSAT-14 was fired for 2,629 seconds...
  • ISRO successfully raises 1st orbit manoeuvre of GSAT-14 January 6, 2014

    The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-14 communication satellite was successfully carried out by ISRO on Monday, a day after it was shot into space in a milestone launch by GSLV-D5 rocket powered by the indigenous cryogenic engine. The Apogee Motor on the spacecraft was fired for 3,134 seconds with a...
  • Thunderstorm in S Africa delayed Mars Orbiter tracking: ISRO December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Two days after successfully injecting its Mars Orbiter into trans-Mars trajectory, ISRO revealed that a thunderstorm in South Africa, which struck above a ground station identified to track the "crucial moment" had resulted in a five minute delay in following the Indian mission. "Seconds before...
  • 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...