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  • ISRO's Mangalyaan witnesses cosmic event as Comet Siding Spring flies past the orbiter 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India's Mars Orbiter mission Mangalyaan witnessed a unique cosmic event on Sunday as Comet Siding Spring flew past the orbiter. A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars, wowing space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars at...
  • NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars 3 days ago

    Washington: A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars on Sunday, NASA said in a statement. The distance is less than one-tenth that of any known comet flyby of Earth. "This is a cosmic science gift that could potentially keep on giving, and the...
  • Comet Siding Spring to fly by Mars on October 19, ISRO re-positions Mangalyaan 6 days ago

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has repositioned its Mars Orbiter, as the national space agency along with its counterparts around the world are expecting Comet Siding Spring to fly by the Red Planet on October 19. "We have repositioned the Mars Orbiter, as the Comet Siding Spring is...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan spots satellite Phobos 1 week ago

    Chennai: Almost 20 days after it successfully entered the orbit of the Red Planet, ISRO's Mars Orbiter on Tuesday sent pictures of Phobos - the largest of the two natural satellites that orbit around Mars. ISRO, the national space agency, has shared a tiny footage on its social networking site with...
  • Mumbai: TABcab to honour ISRO scientists by carrying their, Mangalayaan's photos October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: To honour Indian Space Research Organisation scientists for their achievement of the Mars Orbiter Mission, TABcab, city's fleet of radio cabs, will display on its 200 vehicles their photos and messages congratulating the space agency. The messages would felicitate ISRO and also display photographs of scientists and 'Mangalyaan', the spacecraft,...
  • Mars orbiter sends picture of dust storm activities on the planet September 29, 2014

    Bangalore: India's Mars orbiter has sent a picture of regional dust storm activities over the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet, ISRO said on Monday. "Regional dust storm activities over northern hemisphere of Mars - captured by Mars Color Camera on-board Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)", Bangalore-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)...
  • Did actress Kareena Kapoor really didn't know about Mangalyaan? September 29, 2014

    We know that Indian actors are usually busy with their films and endorsements, but one of Bollywood's leading actresses Kareena Kapoor must have been living under a rock for the past week or so. At a publicity event, when a journalist asked her about her view's on India's successfully concluded...
  • The Week That Wasn't: 'MOM' on Mars September 28, 2014

    Watch Cyrus Broacha's take on India's successful Mars Orbiter Mission in this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't'. ...
  • Life span of Mars Orbiter Mission may be extended to one year: Scientist September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Expressing satisfaction over the success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, K Sivan, director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Valiamala on Friday said the life of the orbiter may be extended to one year from the planned six months. "The life of the satellite was planned for six months. What...
  • 'The view is nice up here', Mars Orbiter beams back 1st images September 25, 2014

    Bangalore/New Delhi: India's Mars spacecraft has beamed back the first images of the red planet and they were made public by ISRO with a caption "The view is nice up here", a day after it was placed in orbit in the very first attempt scripting space history. ...
  • Mangalyaan carrying 5 instruments including a Mars Colours Camera September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after India became the first country to send a spacecraft to Mars in its first attempt, Mangalyaan has sent the first pictures of the red planet. The Mars Orbiter is carrying five instruments with it. One of them is the Mars Colours Camera. The MCC is...
  • Mangalyaan is a giant leap for ISRO: Space expert September 24, 2014

    The Mangalyaan had successfully entered the Mars's orbit early on Wednesday morning, making India the first country in the world to send a spacecraft to Mars in its maiden attempt. ...
  • 'What is red, is a planet and is the focus of my orbit': Mangalyaan's success recorded in 10 tweets by ISRO September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Wednesday was a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which successfully planted its first interplanetary mission, the Mars Orbiter or MOM, into the red planet's orbit in its very first attempt. India became the first country in the world to do so, and that too on...
  • Just 12 hours into the orbit, India's successful Mars mission Mangalyaan sends first set of data September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: It's been just 12 hours since India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars orbiter, entered the red planet's orbit successfully and it is already hard at work. The Mangalyaan has sent back five photographs of Mars. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that their ground station had receieved the first...
  • Mangalyaan: India keeps its date with Mars, and history September 24, 2014

    India made history on Wednesday as it became the first country in the world to send up a spacecraft to Mars in its very first attempt. Deepa Balakrishnan presents this report. ...
  • India's Mars triumph: Chat with experts September 24, 2014

    Space exploration is the cutting edge of technology and on September 24, 2014 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made a landmark by successfully placing its first Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan in the red planet's orbit in its maiden attempt while its more famous counterparts from the USA, Europe...
  • ISRO has achieved high success with Mangalyaan: Kalam September 24, 2014

    India made space history on Wednesday. We became the first country in the world to put a satellite around Mars in its maiden attempt. India also became the first Asian country to achieve this and only the fourth in the world to do so. ...
  • Made-in-India Mangalyaan reaches Mars, ISRO shows US, Europe, Russia how to do it in the first attempt September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Space exploration is the cutting edge of technology and on September 24, 2014 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made a landmark by successfully placing its first Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan in the red planet's orbit in its maiden attempt while its more famous counterparts from the...
  • Nation proud of Mars mission success: Hamid Ansari September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The nation is proud of the Mars mission success, said Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Wednesday. Ansari congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation Scientists for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) entering the orbit of the Red Planet in its first attempt. "On this historic day, I extend my heartiest...
  • Mangalyaan shows that Indian technology has come of age, says NASA scientist September 24, 2014

    Speaking on the occasion of the successful entry of Mangalyaan into Mars' orbit, NASA scientist Amitava Ghosh lauded ISRO and said that the success of Mangalyaan must be taken as a symbol of India's growth and an expansion of its technology. ...
  • Watch: Scientists celebrate as India's Mangalyaan reaches Mars September 24, 2014

    India is the first Asian country to have put satellite around Mars. Scientist at NASA Dr Amitabh Ghosh said that this has been a journey for India and not just ISRO. Scientists celebrate at ISRO headquarters. ...
  • India's Mars orbiter Mangalyaan's journey to red planet September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: India on Wednesday successfully placed its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan in the red Planet's orbit. Following is the chronology of events that traces the journey of Mangalyaan which lasted over 300 days: November 5, 2013: ISRO's PSLV C25 launches India's Mars Orbiter Mission from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. November 7, 2013:...
  • Modi congratulates ISRO scientists for Mangalyaan's success, says MOM has united with Mars September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation for its history achievement as it successfully launched India's maiden Mars Mission. India is the first country to reach Mars in its first attempt. With the achievement, ISRO has entered the league of three other agencies which have succesfully...
  • NASA congratulates ISRO for Mangalyaan's successful entry into Mars orbit September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: As India's Indian Space Research Organisation made history with Mangalyaan successfully entering Mars orbit, United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated the agency for creating history. NASA's Maven had also reached the orbit of Mars on Tuesday. "We congratulate ISRO for its Mars arrival! Mars Orbiter joins...
  • 'Namaste', 'Howdy': ISRO's Mangalyaan, NASA's Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars September 24, 2014

    As India made history with the insertion of Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan into the orbit of the red planet, it was a treat for those on Twitter. Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars...
  • Mars mission a historic achievement: President September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The success of the mission to Mars will "inspire our scientists to make even greater strides", said President Pranab Mukherjee who described it as a "historic achievement". Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) entering the orbit of the red...
  • India creates history as ISRO's first Mars orbiter Mangalyaan successfully enters red planet's orbit September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: It was a truly historic moment for India as the country's first Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan was successfully placed in the red planet's orbit on Wednesday morning. September 24, 2014 will go down as a red-letter day in the annals of space exploration as the...
  • Mangalyaan's entry into Mars orbit: As it happened September 24, 2014

    India's Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan, has entered the Martian orbit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the ISRO headquarters to witness the historic event, so was Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Mangalyaan is primarily a technological mission and it has been configured to carry out observation of physical...
  • US spacecraft Maven enters Mars orbit, India probe next September 23, 2014

    Cape Canaveral (US):NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile (710 million-kilometer) journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet on late Sunday night. "I think my heart's about ready...