Mangalyan

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Mangalyan

By | November 2013
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Mars Orbiter Mission

Mars Orbiter Mission

Artist's rendering of the MOM orbiting Mars

Mission typeMars orbiter

OperatorISRO

COSPAR ID
2013-060A
SATCAT №
39370
Websitewww.isro.org/mars/home.aspx

Mission duration300 days

Spacecraft properties
Bus
I-1K[1]

ManufacturerISAC

Launch mass1,337 kg (2,948 lb)[2]

Dry mass500 kg (1,100 lb)[3]

Payload mass15 kg (33 lb)[4]

Dimensions1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) cube
Power840 watts[1]

Start of mission
Launch date5 November 2013, 09:08 UTC[5]

Rocket
PSLV-XL C25[6]

Launch siteSatish Dhawan FLP

ContractorISRO

Orbital parameters
Reference systemAreocentric

Periareon
365.3 km (227.0 mi)
Apoareon
80,000 km (50,000 mi)
Inclination
150.0° [7]

Period
76.72 hours
Epoch
Planned

Mars orbiter

Orbital insertion24 September 2014[8]
(Planned)
File:Mars Orbiter Mission.png

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan (Sanskrit: मंगलयान, "Mars-Craft"), is aMars orbiter launched into Earth orbit on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO).[9][10][11][12] The mission is a "technology demonstrator" project aiming to develop the technologies required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission.[13] The Mars Orbiter Mission probe lifted-off from the First Launch Pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh nearChennai, using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25 at 09:08 UTC (2:38 PM IST) on 5 November 2013.[14] The launch window was approximately 20 days long and started on 28 October 2013.[5]It is India's first interplanetary mission and if successful, ISRO would become the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after the Soviet space program, NASA, and European Space Agency.[15] The MOM probe is currently in Earth orbit where it is in a month-long process of making six altitude-raisingorbital manoeuvres before a planned insertion into a heliocentric Mars transfer orbit on 1...