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India's Mars Orbitor successfully cruising towards Mars as it leaves Earth's orbit

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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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OK, here it is people...

...any further attempts to derail this thread, or go off topic will result in repercussions involving your posting privileges.

This is the second warning. There will be no further warnings. Please heed this final warning.

The topic, since a few of you seem to have trouble remembering it, is: India's Mar's Orbiter... Post accordingly.




posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:05 PM
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Thanks Seagull





India’s Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crosses lunar orbit

”MOM is now the farthest object sent into space by India,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on Monday.

The Mars Orbiter spacecraft is expected to reach the Red Planet Mars on September 24, 2014 after a 300-day journey around the sun




MOM sent these pictures earlier




Payload of MOM

The 15 kg (33 lb) scientific payload consists of five instruments:

Atmospheric studies

Lyman-Alpha Photometer (LAP) — a photometer that measures the relative abundance of deuterium and hydrogen from Lyman-alpha emissions in the upper atmosphere. Measuring the deuterium/hydrogen ratio will allow an estimation of the amount of water loss to outer space.

Methane Sensor For Mars (MSM) — will measure methane in the atmosphere of Mars, if any, and map its sources.

Particle environment studies

Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA) — is a quadrupole mass analyzer capable of analysing the neutral composition of particles in the exosphere.
Surface imaging studies

Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (TIS) — will measure the temperature and emissivity of the Martian surface, allowing for the mapping of surface composition and mineralogy of Mars.
Mars Colour Camera (MCC) — will provide images in the visual spectrum, providing context for the other instruments.



edit on 2-12-2013 by maddy21 because: Finally figured out how to correctly link images




posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:19 PM
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Well done to India. However, don't count your chickens before they've hatched. Many a Mars mission has been lost during landing on the planet.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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Its not going to land on the planet , its a satellite which is going to follow an elliptical orbit of the planet for 6 months gathering data .... A mars/moon rover mission is expected in 2015 - 16ish



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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I stand corrected. Let's hope it all goes to plan.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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In reality what we have here is the next Space race.

A race between China and India for the next dominance and Kudos as global power shifts towards the Far East.....

Will be interesting to Observe the American Rovers on the Martian surface........

For attn of Seagull.....

The OP here posts interesting information BUT at the same time has claimed me to be a rascist in previous posts....... All to quick to shout and scream at those that challenge his/her views.....

Just FYI

Regards

PDUK



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 08:06 PM
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I have just one observation. Some people have branded this experiment (MangalYaan) as waste of money.

I believe that scientific progress is necessary to reduce poverty in India. Scientific progress includes ability to send satellites in space, and use space for economic progress.

Mars orbiter (MangalYaan) is an experiment. Other countries have better probes on Mars, and we appreciate their experiments. We support the effort of out scientific establishment at the same time.



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