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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mangalyaan Completes 1000 Days in Orbit

Mangalyaan Spacecraft around Mars
     Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), Mangalyaan - the first successful interplanetary mission of India was launched on 5 November 2013 and it was carried by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25). It was successfully inserted into Martian orbit on 24 September 2014 in its first attempt. Mangalyaan completes 1000 Earth days in its orbit on 19 June 2017. 1000 Earth days is equal to 973.24 Martian Solar days and completed 388 orbits around Mars.

ISRO has announced opportunity for the researchers to use data of Mangalyaan for research and analysis. First year data of Mars Orbiter Mission was released on 24 September 2016 through ISSDC Website. This website has 1381 registered users and 370 GB data has been downloaded by users. Mars Colour Camera (MCC) one of the onboard payloads has produced 715 images and Mars Atlas was prepared and made available on ISRO official website.

Image Credit : Indian Space Research Organisation
Text Credit    :  ISRO 


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