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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Mangalyaan Special

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India to Mars
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  • Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) informally called as Mangalyaan
  • Launch Date :- 5 November 2013 2.36 PM IST
  • Weight of Satellite :- 1,340 Kg

  • Program Director :- M.Annadurai
  • Project Director :- S.Arunan
  • ISRO Chairman :- K.Radhakrishnan
  • PSLV-XL spacecraft launch Mission Director :- S.K.Shivkumar
  • Director of ISRO Satellite Center :- S.K.Shiva Kumar
  • Government of India Approved the MOM on 3rd August 2012
  • Launch Rocket :- Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle C25 (PSLV-C25)
  • Launch Site :- Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota,Andhra Pradesh
  • Total Cost of Mars Mission :- Rs 450 Crore

  • Hight of PSLV C25 :- 45 Meter
  • Diameter of PSLV C25 :- 2.5 (stage 1)
  • Mission Duration :- 300 Days
Objective of Mission
  • To determine how Martian weather system work.
  • To determine what happend to the large quantities of water that are belived to have once existed on Mars.

  • To search Mars for methane, a key chemical in life processes that could also come from geological processes.
  • To improve understanding about how plants form, wht condition make life possible and where else in the universe it might exist.

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