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#MarsOrbiter Burn must have started. All engines must have started firing by now. Skip a few heartbeats and stand by for confirmation.

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Dammit can't they just show video or at least audio feed from control room...
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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wearing a red jacket - symbolism?
He's certainly a big ISRO fan.

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14 day communication whiteout. Mars occulation in one minute (real time).
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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This blog:

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

states : Mars Mission - All engines have started burning. It has been flawless. Will burn out the fuel in 24 minutes and gets into Mars orbit.

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@RonBaalke at the NASA JPL Mars control room, observing the Doppler shifts





@MAVEN2Mars tweeted

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Some Indian control screen.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


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Confirmation of occulation should be received by now, but no mention by ISRO. Showing a video instead!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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This blog:

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

states : Mars Mission - All engines have started burning. It has been flawless. Will burn out the fuel in 24 minutes and gets into Mars orbit.

They're mixing up time of event vs time of confirmation. ISRO said that the burn would've started. We won't get confirmation, or know if it's flawless until another 5 minutes atleast. They only have confirmation of radio occultation.

EDIT: Radio occultation should have started. Confirmation yet to be received

« Last Edit: 09/24/2014 01:58 AM by AJA »

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Not sure what graphs are these.

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Confirmation of occulation should be received by now, but no mention by ISRO. Showing a video instead!

It has happened in real time, but we won't know if the burn has started until 4 minutes later.  ;)
« Last Edit: 09/24/2014 01:57 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
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Real time display.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


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"Burn start will be confirmed by 7:30 AM (IST)"

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T-3:18 to confirmation of burn start.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-2:14 to confirmation.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Confirmation of ignition! :D
« Last Edit: 09/24/2014 02:02 AM by AJA »

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All engines of the #MarsOrbiter are going strong. Burn start confirmed.

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Yes!

ISRO ‏@isro  38s
All engines of the #MarsOrbiter are going strong. Burn start confirmed.

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