mars orbit mission by india


The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan "Mars-craft

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The Mars Orbiter Mission probe lifted-off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25 at 09:08 UTC (14:38 IST) on 5 November 2013.[18] Thelaunch window was approximately 20 days long and started on 28 October 2013.


As originally conceived, ISRO would have launched MOM on its new Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV),[66] but the GSLV has failed twice in two space missions in 2010, ISRO is still sorting out issues with its cryogenic engine,[67] and it was not advisable to wait for the new batch of rockets since that would have delayed the MOM project for at least three years.[68] ISRO had to make a choice between delaying the Mars Orbiter Mission and switching to the less-powerful PSLV. They opted for the latter. There is no way to launch on a direct-to-Mars trajectory with the PSLV as it does not have the power. Instead, ISRO launched it into Earth orbit first and slowly boosted it into an interplanetary trajectory using multiple perigee burns to maximize the Oberth effect.[66]