Reminder: MOM trans-Mars injection maneuver starts to-day November 30 at 1919UTC for a duration of 23 minutes
upload the commands of sequence in a time-tagged manner based on various parameters
slightest deviation in time, duration of firing or the speed to be given to the spacecraft would be immediately red-flagged so that the controllers could set the contingencies in motion
The engine burn to push the satellite out will start when it is over HBK (Hartebeesthoek) 60 km north of Johannesburg in South Africa, and end somewhere over Bangalore
The engine burn was aimed at giving the satellite a final escape velocity (which should be a minimum of 10.7 km per second). At launch, it got the speed of 9.8 km per second. The six orbit raises added 0.873 km per second; the December 1 burn should give it the last push of 0.648 km a second — which all add up to the crucial velocity of about 11.4 km per second
T - 01:00:00On-board Computer takes over the operations.
Forward rotation of the spacecraft, to put it into the right orientation to fire, has commenced.
The 440 N Liquid Engine has commenced its 23 minute long firing for Tran-Mars Injection.This will impart an incremental velocity of 648 m/s consuming 198 kg of fuel.