Author Topic: ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission - Nov 2013 launch to September 2014 arrival - UPDATES  (Read 436935 times)

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Iíll be back after breakfast. Good olí sunlight. Itís good for your battery.

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https://twitter.com/MarsOrbiter/status/514613889929969664
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Iíll be back after breakfast. Good olí sunlight. Itís good for your battery.

A shoutout to ISRO's social media team too. Awesome work.


PM signing something.


He's autographing the information brochures for whoever manages to get close enough to him.
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Looks like PM signing MOM insertion brochure.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Congratulations to ISRO. Now, waiting for pictures and data :)

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End of broadcast.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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End of broadcast.

Webcast. You better believe it's pretty much the ONLY thing on news channels. :D

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Thanks for the coverage, and congrats big time to ISRO and the nation of India!

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"India is the only country to have succeeded in its very first attempt."

Maybe the first "single-country" to succeed in first attempt. Since ESA already made it in first attempt with Mars Express.  ;)

What about Beagle 2?
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What about Beagle 2?
Beagle 2 was not an orbiter, but a lander carried with Mars Express, which did get into orbit successfully.

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What about Beagle 2?

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 :D :D

Also, if we're classifying Mars Express as a partial success (after 5 mission extensions, it'd require a real hard-nosed boss to do so), then we can only (thus far atleast) call Mangalyaan a partial success too. (Akin to how Chandrayaan was a 95% success).

I'd love it if people stopped talking about who went first. We had the advantage of learning from past missions. The ISRO chairman said as much in an interview, but it gets glossed over.
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Regardless of how you count the "firsts" this is a tremendous accomplishment for ISRO. Congratulations!

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@MarsOrbiter is apparently the new official twitter handle for MOM.

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Speaking of MOM's history....can someone explain how on Earth it could be launched 15 months after receiving the government's green light? I guess the individual parts of the spacecraft and its instruments were funded separately before as "R&D effort" projects? Or ISRO et al. simply can work on it without waiting for the snail pace Indian bureaucracy to approve it?

When did MOM started to become one project?  ::)
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Congratulations India and ISRO!  This is an amazing achievement and a truly historic event!

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News report coming in that first photograph has been taken and will be released soon.

Source: Pallava Bagla (Journalist, NDTV)

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What about Beagle 2?
Beagle 2 was not an orbiter, but a lander carried with Mars Express, which did get into orbit successfully.

ISRO was speaking about "missions to mars" as a whole. Both Beagle 2 and Mars Express were part of the same mission. Since Beagle 2 failed, the mission as whole is classified as partial success.

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https://twitter.com/MarsOrbiter/status/514618412417302528

Except it can't.  No Electra. I guess they can take pictures of each other  - though I doubt if they'd be discernible.

Speaking of MOM's history....can someone explain how on Earth it could be launched 15 months after receiving the government's green light? I guess the individual parts of the spacecraft and its instruments were funded separately before as "R&D effort" projects? Or ISRO et al. simply can work on it without waiting for the snail pace Indian bureaucracy to approve it?

When did MOM started to become one project?  ::)

3 years.. not 15 months. The government approval would've been given somewhere into the project - you know... for final authorisation to commit resources to cut metal.

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According to news reports they have got the desired apoapsis and peripasis - 427 km x 78,500 km

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isro-creates-history-with-mars-mission/article6441192.ece?homepage=true

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"The periapsis achieved was 427 km and the apoapsis was 78,500 km. The final values will be obtained after several hours," said Mission Director, MOM, V. Kesava Raju.

Seems like ISRO hit bull's eye.. almost..  ;)
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Speaking of MOM's history....can someone explain how on Earth it could be launched 15 months after receiving the government's green light? I guess the individual parts of the spacecraft and its instruments were funded separately before as "R&D effort" projects? Or ISRO et al. simply can work on it without waiting for the snail pace Indian bureaucracy to approve it?

When did MOM started to become one project?  ::)

I am in no way qualified but I think they modified and adopted a lot from what they already had for Chandrayaan 1.
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