Mars orbiter Mangalyaan placed in orbit successfully

Mangalyaan placed in orbit successfully
Sriharikota, Nov 5: As the the nation waited with bated breath, the launch for the Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan took off successfully. The orbiter took off at 2.38 pm from here.

Prime Minister congratulates ISRO

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the entire team of ISRO for the successful launch of the Mars orbiter. "The Prime Minister just called me and has congratulated the entire team. We are greateful to him" ISRO chief.

3.40 pm

ISRO congratulates scientists

Scientists and technicians who were involved in the mission congratulated each other. "It has been a new and a complex mission. We attempted to put the satellite from the orbit of the earth to the orbit of Mars." said ISRO chief.

3.27 pm

Mangalyaan placed in orbit

Mangalyaan separates from PSLV successfully and is placed in the orbit.

3.24 pm

PSLV ignition successful

The PSLV ignition from the Mars orbiter Mangalyaan was successful the Mission control confirmed. This was the fourth ignition and is an injection that will place the satellite correctly in the orbit.

3.12 pm

Modi congratulates as Mars Orbiter takes off

BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate congratulated ISRO for the successful launch of the mars orbiter. He said: "I congratulate the scientists and the technicians behind the mission." Modi also tweeted about the event-

3.05 pm

Mangalyaan crosses 3,000 km

Mars orbiter Mangalyaan crosses 3,000 kms. According to Mission control everything is proceeding well.


Mars orbiter takes off successfully

All the three intial stages of the rocket, carrying the orbiter have separated successfully.

2.47 pm

Mars orbiter blasts off

Mars orbiter takes off from Sriharikota successfully. The next 40 minutes are said to be crucial in deciding the fate of the orbiter. Watch live video here:

2.38 pm

Orbiter will survey Mars' atmosphere

This is India's first ever inter planetary venture. The orbiter is said to reach Mars orbit by September 2014.The orbiter will survey Mars' atmosphere. The orbiter will travel 780 million km in its voyage.

The PSLV is said to take about 40 minutes to inject the Earth's orbit. The orbiter will go around the Earth for 20-25 days.

2.30 pm

Mars orbiter- Aims and facts

India's first ever mission to another planet, the Mangalyaan Mars orbiter is the result of the hard work of scientists and technicians who worked for 15 months to make the mission a success.

The Mars Orbiter Mission that cost Rs 450 crore, will enter the Mars orbit on September 2014 and will analyse the atmosphere of Mars. The Mars orbiter carries five payloads:

The Layman Alpha Photometer which will measure the abundance of hydrogen and deuterium. Second it carries the Methane Sensor for Mars which will measure the methane content on Mars. 

Third it will carry Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser which is capable of analysing the neutral composition in the range of 1 to 300 amu with mass unit resolution. Fourth, it carries Mars Colour Camera which gives the images and information of the Mars surface.

Fifth the Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer, which measure the thermal emission on the planet.

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