India Spacecraft Reaches Mars Orbit

India Spacecraft Reaches Mars Orbit

India’s space program made history Tuesday as their spacecraft reaches Mars orbit, a feat only done before by the U.S., Russia and the European Space Agency. Mission control personnel in Bangalore watched anxiously, then burst into applause, as Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or Mangalyaan (Mars craft in Hindi) successfully executed […]

India Is Going to Mars

India Is Going to Mars

India is going to Mars. On November 5 the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) initiated launch of MOM, its Mars Orbiter Mission, informally known as Mangalyaan. The probe launched from a pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India, using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV,) an expendable launch platform developed by ISRO. The MOM launch represents India’s […]