Tag Archives: Mangalyan

ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission Plan


The Launch Vehicle – PSLV-C25 will inject the Spacecraft into an Elliptical Parking Orbit with a perigee of 250 km and an apogee of 23,500 km. With six Liquid Engine firing, the spacecraft is gradually maneuvered into a hyperbolic trajectory with which it escapes from the Earth’s Sphere of Influence (SOI) and arrives at the Mars Sphere of Influence. When ... Read More »

Mangalyaan sends first picture of Mars, tweets ‘The view is nice up here’


They are here! Mangalyaan’s first offering to India is out in the open. Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) released on Thursday the first image of Mars clicked by the indigenous Mangalyaan, which took India to soaring heights a day ago by slipping into the Red Planet’s orbit on the country’s maiden attempt. Isro said the photograph — named ‘First Light’ — it posted ... Read More »

Indian Space Mission: Mangalyaan will send colour images of Mars from Wednesday


Following the successful re-firing of the main liquid engine of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft for a minor trajectory change on Monday, Isro is planning to activate the colour camera payload and get the first images of the red planet by Wednesday afternoon. With Monday’s success, the possibility of MOM acquiring the desired orbit around Mars on Wednesday has ... Read More »