Mars

  • Live Blog: ISRO to fire Mangalyaan into Mars orbit in a few hours from now 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    The countdown has begun for India's Mars Orbiter Mission, popularly known as Mangalyaan, to enter the Martian orbit in a few hours from now. The insertion exercise will begin at 4.17 am and the spacecraft will switch over to the medium gain antenna at 6:56 am. The nail-biting moment will...
  • US spacecraft Maven enters Mars orbit, India probe next 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    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...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission: The 14 ISRO scientists behind Mangalyaan 14 hours 16 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The countdown has begun for India's Mars Orbiter Mission popularly known as Mangalyaan to enter the Martian orbit on September 24. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully test-fired the Mars Orbiter Mission's main engine on Monday, which was in the sleep mode for 10 months. Mangalyaan is primarily a...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission: Mangalyaan's countdown to entering the Martian Orbit 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    On September 24, the insertion exercise will begin at at 4:17 AM. Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will switch over to the medium gain antenna. At 6:56 AM. 21 minutes prior to the start of the maneuver there spacecraft will rotate forward to point its engine. The nail-biting moment will be at 7:17 AM....
  • Mars orbiter insertion on Wednesday; Will India's Mangalyaan make space history? 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    Bangalore: As India's Mars mission moved a step closer to home after the dormant main engine on the spacecraft was test-fired flawlessly, ISRO looked confident of giving one final nudge on Wednesday to put it in orbit around Mars that, if successful, would see it make space history. In the final...
  • Watch: ISRO prepares for Mangalyaan's entry into Mars orbit 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan is set to enter Mars orbit on Wednesday. It has been on a 300day marathon, covering some 670 million kilometres to reach its destination Mars. ...
  • Engines tested, India's Mangalyaan set to enter planet's orbit on Wednesday Yesterday

    The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun crucial operations to put the Mars orbiter spacecraft into the planet's orbit. The first testing of engines has been a big success. Deepa Balakrishnan reports. ...
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  • ISRO wakes up Mars Orbiter, successfully test fires engine on the Mangalyaan Yesterday

    The Indian space research organisation has begun crucial operations to put the mars orbiter spacecraft into its final orbit around the red plane with it's first testing of engines a big success, giving us hopes of great glory. ...
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  • News 360: Mangalyaan's engine successfully testfired, Mars mission goes into final lap Yesterday

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. ...
  • Main engine test firing on Mangalyaan successful: ISRO Yesterday

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The engine was test fired for 4 seconds. ...
  • Mars mission: ISRO successfully test-fires Mangalyaan's main engine Yesterday

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. After igniting the engine, ISRO tweeted, "Mars Orbiter engine...
  • Mars mission: Mangalyaan enters Martian Gravitational Sphere of Influence Yesterday

    Chennai: Cruising towards its historic rendezvous with the red planet, India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Monday entered the Mars Gravitational Sphere of Influence ahead of its scheduled Orbit Insertion on September 24. "Our navigators' calculations show that MOM has entered the Gravitational Sphere of Influence of Mars," ISRO said on...
  • Mars mission: ISRO to test run Mangalyaan's main engine today Yesterday

    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: Mangalyaan enters last lap; crucial test on September 24 Yesterday

    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 2 days 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...
  • NASA launches $20,000 Mars challenge 2 days ago

    Washington: Attention, space enthusiasts! NASA is offering a $20,000 prize to anyone who can come up with a design idea for small science and technology payloads that could also provide the necessary weight to balance spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere. "NASA is committed to engaging the public, and specifically the maker community...
  • Mars mission: ISRO geared up for a crucial manoeuvre of Mangalyaan on Monday 2 days 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 2 days 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 10month 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 Mangalyaan's entry into planet's orbit 3 days ago

    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...
  • NASA spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend 5 days ago

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Wednesday its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft will enter orbit around the Red Planet this weekend. The spacecraft has completed a 10month space journey spanning 442 million miles (711 million km), Xinhua reported. "The team, the flight system, and all ground assets are...
  • 'Celllike' structure points towards life on Mars 1 week ago

    London: A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old has made a strong case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists. The finding of a 'celllike' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in Britain and...
  • India's Mars mission to reach its destination next week September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars mission is in the final lap. The elated scientists at the ISRO say the Mars orbiter launched in November 2013, is all set for its date to actually reach the red planet on September 24. It was one of India's proud moments, as...
  • ISRO hopes India becomes the first country to complete Mars Mission in its maiden attempt 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 Mission: Mangalyaan is in the pink of health, says ISRO September 13, 2014

    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...