India's Mars orbiter blasts off from Sriharikota

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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:31 AM
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The spacecraft will subsequently perform a series of technical maneuvers and short burns to raise its orbit before it slingshots toward Mars. It will then travel around 780 million km to reach the red planet next September, making India the only Asian country to reach Mars with a programme designed to showcase its low-cost space technology.


More than half of all Mars projects have failed, including China's in 2011 and Japan's in 2003. Only the United States, Russia and the European Union have successfully reached there.

The country has never before attempted an inter-planetary journey, meaning new technology had to be developed to enable the probe to run autonomously. Communication signals take about 12 minutes to travel between Earth an

India's Mars orbiter blasts off from Sriharikota

India's first missions to mars .... Just launched few minutes back .....


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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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Latest: Vehicle has gone to a range of 3,000 km from the centre



Next 40 minutes will decide fate of Mars Mission

Expected to enter Mars Orbit in September 2014

Mangalyaan begins 485 million mile journey to the Red plane


I hope its a success !!!!
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:34 AM
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Ha ha....this is the same India which we in Britain send economic and military aid monies too....?

Oh, they have a space agency and a mission to mars........ i believe they even have an aircraft carrier......well that's more than us then....!!

PDUK



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:39 AM
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Please do not bring Indian poverty or Aid money into this , the facts are far far different than which is posted in your new outlets ..please leave Indian poverty or aid money from this thread...



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:46 AM
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4th stage successful !!!



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:51 AM
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Farewell India's Probe, safe journey!

Cant wait for more non-nasa info back from it. Its not landing so, no rock pictures
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:51 AM
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Might be wise to give the BRIC countries some support in this area. Although it will be a great achievement if they manage to do it, having the race to space fragmented between countries will lead to trouble one day. Let's help and support them, and try to make this as much a victory for science and human kind, rather than keep a nervous eye as brics start advancing at rates which may leave us behind one day. I wish them good luck, and open arms!
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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Satellite Separated !!!!



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:59 AM
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What an earth does India want to get involved with all this crap for? Why don't they concentrate on educating their people and eradicating poverty?


The aliens are already here!!! It doesn't matter where we came from or when the big bang started and quantum physics! Ok your autism may gift you in pure mathematics, but it is irrelevant ... they are HERE!!!



HX



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 04:16 AM
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Satellite Solar panels deployed !!!



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 04:24 AM
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maddy21
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Please do not bring Indian poverty or Aid money into this , the facts are far far different than which is posted in your new outlets ..please leave Indian poverty or aid money from this thread...


Fair point Maddy..... i was just being a little sarcastic.....

I genuinely wish success to this mission and the advancement of human exploration...

Regards

PDUK



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 04:28 AM
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Qumulys
Might be wise to give the BRIC countries some support in this area. Although it will be a great achievement if they manage to do it, having the race to space fragmented between countries will lead to trouble one day. Let's help and support them, and try to make this as much a victory for science and human kind, rather than keep a nervous eye as brics start advancing at rates which may leave us behind one day. I wish them good luck, and open arms!
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Q

I completely agree with you....... countries and individual nationalities should be put aside in favour of a one world organisation for space exploration etc......almost Star trek et al......

Trouble is that individual countries see advancement like this on their own merits as a bit of a pissing contest.initially started by the USA & USSR.......... the UN should take its finger out of its arse and suggest (t least) a global body of unity when it comes to space exploration and the pooling of resources....

Regards

PDUK



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:23 AM
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The gold-coloured probe is about the size of a small car

Instead of sending their mission directly to Mars, the ISRO plans to place its satellite in the earth's orbit first, and then use the momentum generated through a series of complex manoeuvres to send the spacecraft towards its final destination. If all goes well, it will reach the planet sometime next summer.


Journey to the Red Planet: ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan holds a model of the Mars orbiter.
Photo: AP



En-route to the launch pad at Sriharikota


All set for the launch


And...Blast off!

GO INDIA, GO!!

In the history of space exploration, 40 missions to Mars have been launched, but only 16 have been successful. India's Mars Orbiter Mission will cost a paltry $77 million, about a fifth of other nations' missions.

Mangalyan is scheduled to enter Mars' orbit in September next year. It will carry scientific payloads to investigate whether Mars ever had an environment in which life could have evolved.


On-board instruments




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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:27 AM
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PurpleDog UK
Ha ha....this is the same India which we in Britain send economic and military aid monies too....?

Oh, they have a space agency and a mission to mars........ i believe they even have an aircraft carrier......well that's more than us then....!!

PDUK

I didn't know we had racist imbeciles on ATS too!



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:35 AM
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OrionHunterX

PurpleDog UK
Ha ha....this is the same India which we in Britain send economic and military aid monies too....?

Oh, they have a space agency and a mission to mars........ i believe they even have an aircraft carrier......well that's more than us then....!!

PDUK

I didn't know we had racist imbeciles on ATS too!

He's a frustrated Brit! Britain is a sunset power and the pet poodle of America So what do you expect from clowns who are suffering from depression as a consequence?



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:36 AM
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Congratulations to the Indian space agency and best wishes for the success of the MOM / Mangalyaan probe !
Can't begin to imagine how inspiring this will be for the young people in India.

The BBC reports the budget for this craft is extremely modest, the equivalent to only USD $72 million or GBP £45 million. You have to wonder how India can sent a probe to Mars for that small sum, when NASA and l'Agence Spatiale Européenne/ESA have budgets beyond the dreams of avarice.




posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 05:58 AM
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I doubt it is a truely independent project ,,,at minimum India must be using US/EU deep space network for data transmissions--

To quote Mayer Amschel Rothschild:: "Let me control the data and I care not who receives it.”
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:28 AM
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I'm surprised the Indians did not just reconstruct one off there ancient Vimanas, they could have been there with a Manned mission in a few hours!
LoL

On a more serious note, GO INDIA!!! Competition in this field of endeavour has got to be a good thing!
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posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:29 AM
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its completely indigenous , we thought of Using NASA network but we are using the two stations one in Sriharikota and one in a ship based in the Indian Ocean



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:41 AM
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They have a very healthy interest in science and technology. They also want to get one over the chinese.

I hope this mission discovers something new and kudos to India for getting this mission off the ground from the drawing board in 16 months!!





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