Mars Mission

  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet 09-04-2014 04:50 PM

    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 mission: Spacecraft crosses half the distance 09-04-2014 03:55 PM

    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 mission successfully completes 100 days in space on Wednesday 11-02-2014 08:35 PM

    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 22-01-2014 09:27 PM

    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,...
  • 62 Indians shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars 02-01-2014 05:42 PM

    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...
  • Narendra Modi beats Sachin Tendulkar, Mars Mission on Facebook 09-12-2013 09:29 PM

    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...
  • ISRO to carry out Trajectory Correction Manoeuvres on Mars mission 09-12-2013 05:35 PM

    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...
  • Mars mission spacecraft travels beyond Earth's sphere of influence 04-12-2013 11:42 AM

    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...
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  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day 02-12-2013 08:29 PM

    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...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes mother-of-all manoeuvre 01-12-2013 03:46 PM

    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...
  • Mars Orbiter leaves Earth's orbit, to reach red planet by Sept 2014 01-12-2013 07:39 AM

    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...
  • India's Mars mission spacecraft enters final orbit around earth 27-11-2013 06:21 PM

    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)...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao 24-11-2013 12:19 AM

    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...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter sends first picture of Earth, 'Helen' captured 21-11-2013 08:10 PM

    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...
  • Electrical problem puts Curiosity's operations on hold 21-11-2013 06:03 PM

    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...
  • MOM, Maven will complement each other in Mars findings: ISRO 19-11-2013 01:38 PM

    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...
  • ISRO performs last orbit raising manoeuvre on its Mars mission 16-11-2013 08:40 AM

    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...
  • Supplementary orbit of Mars spacecraft successfully raised 12-11-2013 10:59 AM

    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...
  • Mars mission 100 per cent safe, says ISRO 11-11-2013 03:57 PM

    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...
  • Mars Orbiter raising falls short of target 11-11-2013 01:20 PM

    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...
  • Mars Orbiter raising falls short of target 11-11-2013 01:20 PM

    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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on India's Mars Mission 10-11-2013 08:46 PM

    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 09-11-2013 11:20 AM

    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...
  • Second orbiter of Mars spacecraft raised successfully 08-11-2013 11:19 AM

    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...
  • Celebrities who should go to Mars and never come back 06-11-2013 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: Even a day after the successful launch of Mangalyaan to Mars, many continue to take to Twitter to spark a wave of merriment. For those who came in late, the Mars Orbiter (also called Mangalyaan) was initiated on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan...
  • The Last word: Is the Mars Mission a worthwhile exercise or a misplaced priority for India? 06-11-2013 10:14 PM

    India on Tuesday began it's journey to the Mars with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Every move of the craft will be crucial as it navigates in the orbit for the next nine months. Is the Mars Mission a worthwhile exercise or a misplaced priority for...
  • Mars Mission on track, spacecraft's orbit to be raised tomorrow 06-11-2013 03:09 PM

    After a successful launch, India's Mars Orbiter spacecraft was functioning smoothly in the Earth's orbit and ready for orbit raising operations on Thursday. "Since its injection into Earth's orbit yesterday, it has been functioning smoothly on the orbit. We are planning to perform orbit raising manoeuvres in the early hours...
  • Sack ISRO chief for taking Mars mission replica to Tirupati: Rationalists 06-11-2013 02:57 PM

    Mangalore: The Federation of Rationalist Associations has strongly criticised ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan for offering special prayers and performing pooja with the replica of Mars Orbiter Mission at the Lord Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati, a day before the successful launch of the spacecraft from Sriharikota. In a statement the...
  • Big leap by India in space race, Mars Mission launched successfully 05-11-2013 10:46 PM

    Sriharikota: India on Tuesday began it's journey to the Mars with the successful launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Every move of the craft will be crucial as it navigates in the orbit for the next nine months. The Rs 450 crore Mars Orbiter Mission was successfully launched from...