India Heads to Mars

Congratulations to the Indian Space Research Organisation for their successful launch of their first interplanetary mission with their own Mars Orbiter.

Yes, India is going to Mars and if all goes well the journey should take right around 300 days to get to Mars orbit insertion.

I look forward to watching the mission play out as time goes on. The ISRO is a wonderful organization and I am sure they will make the most of everything they learn along the way.

Currently the spacecraft seems to be functioning well and is undergoing in-flight systems tests during as of today a fourth “orbit-raising” maneuver – increasing the size and velocity of the orbit.

The ISRO have put together a very informative website for the mission that is worth the look. Mars Orbiter Mission Website

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