On behalf of all the Shraddhavan friends of Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu,I heartily congratulate Indian Space Research Organisation and all its personnel for achieving epochal success in Mission Mangalyaan.
Mangalyaan also known as Mars Orbiter Mission is India’s maiden mission to Mars.
It is incredible that a day before the launch of the mission i.e. on 5th November 2013, ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan had himself placed a scale model of the launch vehicle, the PSLV-C25, at feet of Lord Balaji in Tirumala temple. Such a graceful and pious gesture of belief and devotion at the feet of the Lord was indeed awarded accordingly.
The success of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission affectionately also called MOM brings India into an elite club of Mar explorer nations, others being only the United States, Russia and the European Union.
Getting a spaceship successfully into Martian orbit is no easy task. More than half the world’s previous attempts, 30 out of 51, have been a failure.
Since the launch of mission on 5th November 2013, polar rocket from spaceport Sriharikota off Bay of Bengal, about 80 kilometres northeast of Chennai the mission has travelled an incredible distance of over 650 million or 65 crore kilometres that too in just about 9 months.
At just Rs. 450 crore, ISRO’S Mars mission is the cheapest so far so far in the world. Interestingly yet paradoxically the fuel costs of this space mission actually is lesser than that required to travel by vehicles in cities these days.
The mission aims to study the Mars’ surface and mineral composition and scan its atmosphere for methane, a chemical associated with life on Earth. Thus it will help determine past existence of life on Mars. The payload also includes Lyman-Alpha Photometer to measure the relative abundance of deuterium and hydrogen from Lyman-Alpha emission; Mars Colour Camera to capture images and information about the surface of Mars and its composition; Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser, a spectrometer; and Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer to map surface composition and mineralogy of Mars.
Once again feeling proud to be an Indian!!! And again I would like to congratulate all those personnel or and organizations who have been directly or indirectly part of Mission Mangalyaan.
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