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India Puts spacecraft into Orbit around Mars


India Puts spacecraft into Orbit around Mars

In this Sept. 11, 2013, File photo, Indian engineers work on the Mars orbiter spacecraft at the
satellite center of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in
Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

India triumphed in its first
interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on
Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of
deep-space explorers.

Scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter’s engines completed
24 minutes of burn time and maneuvered into its designated place around
the red planet.

“We have gone beyond the boundaries of human enterprise and
innovation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, standing alongside
scientists with the Indian Space and Research Organisation at their
command center in the southern city of Bangalore.

“We have navigated our craft through a route known to very few,” Modi
said, congratulating both the scientists and “all my fellow Indians on
this historic occasion.”

Scientists described the Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately
nicknamed MOM, as flawless. The success marks a milestone for the space
program in demonstrating that it can conduct complex missions and act as
a global launch pad for commercial, navigational and research

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It’s also a major feat for the developing country of 1.2 billion
people, most of whom are poor. At the same time, India has a robust
scientific and technical educational system that has produced millions
of software programmers, engineers and doctors, catapulting many into
the middle class.

More than half the world’s previous attempts — 23 out of 41 missions
— have failed, including one by Japan in 1999. The United States had
its first success with a 1964 flyby by a spacecraft called Mariner 4,
returning 21 images of the surface of the planet. The former Soviet
Union reached the planet in 1971, and the European Space Agency in 2003.

India was particularly proud that MOM was developed with homegrown
technology and for a bargain price of about $75 million. NASA’s much
larger Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission, or Maven, which
reached its position around the red planet on Sunday, cost nearly 10
times as much at $671 million.

MOM will now circle the planet for at least six months, with five
solar-powered instruments gathering scientific data that may shed light
on Martian weather systems as well as what happened to the water that is
believed to have existed once on Mars in large quantities.

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Victor Ndah

wow they are improving with technology…


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