Author Topic: ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission - Nov 2013 launch to September 2014 arrival - UPDATES  (Read 436732 times)

Online Steven Pietrobon

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Congratulations to ISRO and India for the successful orbit insertion of MOM! Best of luck for trans Mars insertion and Mars orbit insertion.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Caught this in the background of the Chairman speaking: Primary deployment over... (Arrays and/or Antennae?)


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Congratulations to all at ISRO on the successful completion of the first stage of this mission.
« Last Edit: 11/05/2013 08:59 AM by Star One »

Offline Chris Bergin

William Graham's article - updated post launch:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/11/india-mars-debut-pslv-mom/

Thanks to all for the coverage on this live thread.

Offline SimonFD

Fantastic effort! Well done to all involved  8)
Space is big! Really big! You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is! I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space. Listen............

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Apparently the S/C initial orbit is very close to the wanted one:
observed: 246.9 x 23566.69 km x 19.2
wanted: 250 x 23500 km x 19.2

edit: refined values from TTC ship data
« Last Edit: 11/05/2013 10:56 AM by input~2 »

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whew!! that was some 40 minutes!
congrats! isro

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Congratulations to everyone involved and to all of India!
Now for the Journey to mars!

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Congratulations to ISRO  :D

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Crucial parameter: Argument of perigee :
achieved: 282.785
Wanted: 282.55

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Confirmation of deployment of solar arrays and antenna.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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solar panels deployed!
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Yeah.. Dr. S K Shivakumar (Director, ISRO Satellite centre) confirms both primary and secondary deployment (i.e. deployment to final configuration) of solar panels.

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Congratulations, ISRO!


It was exciting to follow the mission here and on the various video feeds.  Good coverage.
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Congrats to ISRO! Hoping for a successful Mars orbital insertion!

Waiting for MAVEN to join it over there!

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Superb speech by Prof. UR Rao.
« Last Edit: 11/06/2013 02:27 AM by vyoma »

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Haha..
Prof. U R Rao capturing the tense moments prior to AOS by the first ship.


LMAO. EPIC.
"Indians have no problem spending 5000 crores on Diwali crackers that don't go up 10 feet, but they're shouting about 450 crores to the Mars mission!"


(Btw, did anyone catch the peanut distribution? Did it happen? Maybe before coverage picked up)

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The Journey has started, hoping for the best!!
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Heard the NDTV anchor (Vishnu Som) state that solar panel deployment confirmed

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