Author Topic: ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission - Nov 2013 launch to September 2014 arrival - UPDATES  (Read 436981 times)

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An earlier report

ISRO’s Mars orbiter enters Mars’ Sphere of Influence
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isros-mars-orbiter-enters-mars-sphere-of-influence/article6434410.ece

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Cruising towards its historic rendezvous with the Red Planet, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on Monday entered Mars’ gravitational Sphere of Influence ahead of its scheduled Orbit Insertion on September 24.

“Our navigators’ calculations show that MOM has entered the gravitational Sphere of Influence of Mars,” ISRO said on its social networking site, adding, the spacecraft was within 5.4 lakh km radius of the Mars’ gravitational Sphere of Influence.

Foot note : 1 Lakh = 100,000

« Last Edit: 09/22/2014 10:11 AM by vineethgk »

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Ex-ISRO Chiefs Prof Rao and Dr Kasturirangan with ISRO Chief Dr Radhakrishnan watch LAM test-firing
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« Last Edit: 09/22/2014 03:30 PM by antriksh »
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From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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This is an amazing thread and I don't want to split it for the event, so I'll rename it later to reflect where we are with the mission.

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Ex-ISRO Chiefs Prof Rao and Dr Kasturirangan with ISRO Chief Dr Radhakrishnan watch LAM test-firing
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And the next generation:



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Mars Orbiter Mission - Orbit Insertion Timeline (in IST).

Sep 24, 2014
4.17 am: Operations to insert the spacecraft into Mars’ orbit will start. Change over to Medium Gain Antenna.
6.56 am: The craft will be rotated towards Mars. The craft’s insertion into Mars orbit will be from the dark side.
7.12 am: The craft will enter eclipse.
7.17 am: The liquid engine burn will start. The total burn duration is expected to be 24.14 minutes, consuming 249.5 kg of liquid propellant.
7.21 am: The Mars occult will begin. Mars will be between Earth and the spacecraft, and the radio link with the ground station will be lost.
7.22 am: Telemetry will switch off. The craft will execute all operations on its own.
7.37 am: The eclipse will end, the Mars occult will continue.
7.41 am: The liquid engine burn will end.
7.42-8.04 am: A reverse maneuver will reorient the spacecraft’s antenna towards Earth.
7.45 am: The Mars occult will end.
7.47 am: Telemetry will resume. Scientists will get information about the burn performance.
8.15 am: First information about the mission will be available from Australia. After an hour, India will be able to get data on its own.

-Source rediff and planetary.org
« Last Edit: 09/23/2014 10:47 AM by Gaganaut »

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Is there going to be a live webcast of MOI?

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Thread realigned for the events tonight.

Chris G will have an article on later.

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Is there going to be a live webcast of MOI?

Live telecast will start from Sep 24th 6:45 AM IST, on Doordarshan National TV and ISRO website.

Mission timeline: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29440.msg1261060#msg1261060

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Is there going to be a live webcast of MOI?

Live telecast will start from Sep 24th 6:45 AM IST, on Doordarshan National TV and ISRO website.

Mission timeline: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29440.msg1261060#msg1261060
What is the URL of the telecast?

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Is there going to be a live webcast of MOI?

Live telecast will start from Sep 24th 6:45 AM IST, on Doordarshan National TV and ISRO website.

Mission timeline: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29440.msg1261060#msg1261060
What is the URL of the telecast?


ISRO webcast:
http://webcast.isro.gov.in (alternate links available in the same page)

DD National live YouTube link is not available yet. I guess it will be up by tomorrow morning:
http://webcast.gov.in/live/

https://youtube.com/user/DoordarshanNational

« Last Edit: 09/23/2014 01:09 PM by vyoma »

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T -11:32:00  ;D
« Last Edit: 09/23/2014 02:19 PM by Ohsin »
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Is there going to be a live webcast of MOI?

Live telecast will start from Sep 24th 6:45 AM IST, on Doordarshan National TV and ISRO website.

Mission timeline: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29440.msg1261060#msg1261060
What is the URL of the telecast?


ISRO webcast:
http://webcast.isro.gov.in (alternate links available in the same page)

DD National live YouTube link is not available yet. I guess it will be up by tomorrow morning:
http://webcast.gov.in/live/

https://youtube.com/user/DoordarshanNational

ISRO webcast testfeed is started.
http://216.185.104.74/video/isro/300614/vod.asf

DD Other link
http://desilivetv.net/dd-news/

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Just about time:

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#MarsOrbiter live update: Medium Gain Antenna takes over
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>Live telecast will start from Sep 24th 6:45 AM IST<

Apparently just gone past 5am on that timezone, for those wondering how to work it out.

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>Live telecast will start from Sep 24th 6:45 AM IST<

Apparently just gone past 5am on that timezone, for those wondering how to work it out.

6:45 am INST = 01:15 UTC = 9:15 pm Eastern.  ;)
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Good Morning :)


MGA took over telemetry some-time ago.






Location update





Pallava Bagla (who I think is perhaps the Indian cable media's only on-camera science correspondent) will be live on site (ISTRAC Bangalore) - and live on NDTV at: http://www.ndtv.com/video/live/channel/ndtv24x7


(He was on B-roll 5 minutes ago, in the cleanroom saying, the "spacecraft smells nice, and smells of India" - so it's up to you what feed you want to follow along on. I know I'll be watching the official ISRO coverage)


Other English news channels which should carry it live:
CNN-IBN - http://ibnlive.in.com/livetv/
Times NOW - http://live.indiatimes.com/
Headlines Today - [youtube]xn-jCUQyCZs[/youtube]


Emily's curated a Twitter list of likely updaters: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/09231457-how-i-will-be-watching-mom.html


IBNLive Blog - http://ibnlive.in.com/news/live-blog-isro-to-fire-mangalyaan-into-mars-orbit-in-a-few-hours-from-now/501385-3.html


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is present in Bangalore to witness the historic event. So is Union Minister (addendum: of Science and Technlolgy) Jitendra Singh.


Btw, some of those news claims are a bit off. Mars Express was ESA's maiden Mars mission, and it's still operational.
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Remember, only embed if it's less than the page width, or we'll have to delete due to format. Attach as a priority.

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Broadcast starts in 10 minutes. In the mean time here is some funky Indian music. :-)
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Remember, only embed if it's less than the page width, or we'll have to delete due to format. Attach as a priority.

Yeah, sorry. But I found a workaround. [img width=less than 500]http://<insert url here>[/img]. That'll scale the image automatically.

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