Mars Orbiter Mission: Chronology of events from launch to insertion in Mars orbit

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Chronology of events from launch to insertion in Mars orbit
Bangalore, Sept 24:  India on Wednesday successfully placed its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in the Red Planet's orbit. India now stands proudly with countries like US, USSR and European Space agency who have succeeded in doing the same.

Following is the chronology of events that traces the journey of Mangalyaan which lasted over 300 days:

Nov 5, 2013: ISRO's PSLV C25 launches India's Mars Orbiter Mission from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Nov 7: First Earth-bound maneuvre performed.

Nov 8: Second Earth-bound maneuvre performed.

Nov 9: Third Earth-bound maneuvre performed.

Nov 11: Fourth Earth-bound maneuvre performed. Nov 12: Fifth Earth-bound maneuvre performed.

Nov 16: Sixth Earth-bound maneuvre performed.

Dec 1: MOM leaves Earth's orbit, Trans-Mars Injection performed.

Dec 4: MOM leaves Earth's Sphere of Influence of 9.25 lakh km radius.

Dec 11: First course correction maneuvre performed on the spacecraft.

Jun 11, 2014: Second course correction maneuvre executed.

Sept 22: MOM enters Mars' Gravitational Sphere of Influence; 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor test fired after over 300 days of dormancy; last trajectory correction maneuvre performed.

Sept 24: MOM reaches the intended orbit around Mars, making India the first country in the world to have successfully launched its mission to the Red Planet on the very first attempt.

PTI

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