26 Sep 2017

Mangalyaan, the ISRO Mars Orbiter is going strong even after three years

The Indian Space Research Organisation aka ISRO had designed its Mars Orbiter Mission called 'Mangalyaan' to last for only 6 months around the distant red planet. However, the orbiter has now completed three years in space and is still going strong. At CrazyEngineers, we've been covering the Mangalyaan mission since last few years right from its launch and other important events. In June, ISRO celebrated completion of 1000 days of the Mangalyaan around Mars and believed that it can keep going for another five years with its ~15 Kg of fuel left.

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ISRO informed that the overall health of the orbiter is good and it's functioning as expected. ISRO engineers are working on analysing the data obtained from the orbiter to study the planet in depth.

The MoM was lifted into the space from ground using ISRO's reliable PSLV and put into its orbit around Mars back in 2014 on September 24th. India became the first country to achieve this feat in the first attempt and executing the mission at a fraction of the cost of other similar missions by other space missions. India's Mars Orbiter Mission was lauded by leading space agencies around the world.

The Mangalyaan has sent about 750 images of Mars so far and its onboard instruments are collecting important data about the Martian surface and atmosphere. We hope that the MoM continues for years to come and help scientists and engineers back home with all the information they need for the upcoming Mangalyaan 2 mission; which aims to put India's first ever 'rover' on Martian surface.

Source: Zee

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