Mangalyaan updates: 'MOM' really did not disappoint; forced Manmohan Singh to break 10 years silence

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Bangalore, Sept 24: The much awaited Mass Orbiter Mission (MOM) will decide the fate of Indian space mission in the global chapter. While NASA's MAVEN is already on Mars, gathering climatic updates, the 'Mangalyaan' will enter the orbiter today.

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2:00 pm: Manmohan Singh breaks his silence. He further said:

"He (Pt. Nehru) hoped,this endeavor will inspire future generations to develop scientific temper. We have honored that vision, hope this Govt will take necessary steps to promote growth of scientific temper. We take this opportunity to congratulate every single individual who has been associated with this program. It's a moment of immense national pride and one that shall go down as a significant mile stone."

12:00 pm: A historic day for us as India becomes the first country to enter the Mars orbit on its first attempt: Rahul Gandhi

Abdul Kalam: ISRO has yet again given the nation a reason to smile

Milind Deora:

11:16 am: Manmohan Singh Tweets: We take this opportunity to congratulate every single individual who has been associated with this program

11:12 am: Amitabh Bachchan Tweets: 

10:41 am:

Suhel Seth tweets: Am so proud of our scientists! So can the ISRO geniuses find a brain for Sanjay Jha and a spacecraft to take Ajit Singh to the sun?

Virat Kohli: Proud day for India. Congratulations ISRO on making us the first to successfully get a spacecraft into the Mars orbit on our maiden attempt

10:30 am:  'Curiosity Rover' Tweets 'Namaste' to Mars Mangalyaan

Shashi Tharoor:

10:25 am: Child-like enthusiasm among ISRO scientists for their next Solar mission

Madhur Bhandarkar Tweets: Mangalyaan enters the Mars Orbit. An emotional & proud day for ISRO & all Indians as we have achieved this feat in first attempt! Jai Hind!

10:23 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh wishes Team

9:14 am: Sonia Gandhi congratulates ISRO

Digvijay continues his irrational rant:

Arvind Kejriwal:

8:46 am: Twitter reactions of people across the world, politicians and space agencies flood

8: 40 am: 

8:35 am: Quoting Rabindranath in his speech, Modi ends his address to the scientists; Scientists surround Modi for autographs.

[Read: Narendra Modi's speech]

This Mars mission will help us understand what happened to Mars, how it lost the atmosphere and the water. This will help scientists to understand how the depletion of atmosphere may affect Earth. 

8:19 am: Its about 'Mangal' (Mars in HIndi), so the journey would also be 'Mangal' (good).

8:17 am: PM Modi speaks about his poem: 'If we fail, we are criticized, if we are successful, we are envied'; We have become the global envy, which proves that we have the power to rule.


8:10 am: All credits to the ISRO scientists who have reached a breaking point in the history of Space research-working on limited resources, but being the first to be successful in just one attempt. Not even the global powers. ISRO joins an elite group of only three other agencies to have reached the Red Planet. 

"We have taken just 3 years to put this into place. This is a big thing.": PM 

A 'MOM' never disappoints: Modi

8:07 am: MOM unites with Mars: PM Modi

8:06 am: Mangalyaan enters Mars Orbiter successfully

7:47 am:

7:37 am: First pictures of Mars expected after 8:06 am.

7:31 am: All engines going strong

7:31 am: Burns have started as per the exact timeline; Burn may end at 7:36 tentatively. Exact information at 8:06 am.

Burn is expected to have come to an end by now; The firing must have been completed by now; MOM must be turning towards Earth to resume communication.

7:26 am: Desired orbit is 443 kilometers from surface of Mars; Plan B of using thrusters if the main engine fails in place. 

7:24 am: India to be the first Asian country in Mars Orbiter

7:21 am: ISRO confirms that Mangalyaan is in the shadow of Mars. All engines have started burning.

7:19 am: Forward rotation of the Spacecraft a success. Huge cheers in the command centre

7:14 am: PM Modi reaches ISRO

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