India’s Cheapest Satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ In Mars Orbit

India’s Cheapest Satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ In Mars Orbit

India got success in its mars mission, placing a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning. Early on Wednesday The Orbiter will attempt to enter orbit around Mars. The Mangalyaan, one of the cheapest interplanetary missions ever, will soon begin work studying the Red Planet’s atmosphere and take color pictures of the surface.

“Space’s benefit to the humanity particularly Indian people is our main priority,” Radhakrishnan said yesterday at a function jointly organised by the Consulate General of India and Canada India Foundation here.

ISRO’S Mars mission is the cheapest as just Rs 450 crore. The Mars Orbiter Mission is India’s first mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit the Orbiter is scheduled to enter Mars’ orbit on September 24, After a nine-month long journey.

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Scientists described the Mars Orbiter Mission, nicknamed MOM. The success sets a milestone for the space program in demonstrating that it can be called complex missions and act as a global only the US, Russia and Europe have previously sent missions to Mars, and India has succeeded on its first attempt. The Rs 450-crore ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was launched Nov 5, 2013, on board a polar rocket from spaceport Sriharikota off Bay of Bengal, about 80 km northeast of Chennai.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India was the first nation to achieve success in its first attempt to send a spacecraft to Mars.