New Delhi: Google is celebrating completion of Mangalyaan’s 1 month in Mars Orbit today. The Mangalyaan, India’s first Mars spacecraft, is in the Orbit of the Red planet since 24th September 2014. It’s 24 Oct today and it has successfully completed one month.
‘Mangalyaan’ will map the Martian surface, study the atmosphere and search for methane gas, a sign that the planet can support life.
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was launched on November 5, 2013 by India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) traversed over 650 million km distance through deep space for over nine months to reach the Red Planet’s orbit.
India is the first country in the world to achieve this feat in the first attempt.
It is carrying instruments that will surely help us in advance knowledge about Mars to achieve its secondary, scientific, objective. On 28 September 2014, Mars Orbiter Mission published its first global view of Mars. The image was captured by the Mars Colour Camera (MCC).
Being in Mars Orbit since 1 month ‘Mangalyaan’ had sent picture of dust storm activities on Red Planet.
Mangalyaan had also sent the pictures of the Phobos – the largest of the two natural satellites that orbit around Mars, which were released by ISRO recently.