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Mars Space

Mangalyaan Gets Ready To Enter Mars Orbit 67

Posted by timothy
from the space-is-a-big-place dept.
William Robinson (875390) writes India's Mars Orbiter Mission, known as Mangalyaan is now at a distance of just nine million kilometres from the red planet, and is scheduled to enter the orbit of Mars at 7.30 am on September 24. Mangalyaan was launched on 5th November 2013 by ISRO, presently busy planning to reduce the speed of the spacecraft through the process of firing the LAM engine and bring it to 1.6 km/sec, before it is captured by the planet's gravity. Eventually, the mission's official updates page should catch up.
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Mangalyaan Gets Ready To Enter Mars Orbit

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 24, 2014 @12:23PM (#47742173)

    India appears to be the ONE country that has the "ooomph" in terms of the CAN DO spirit

    Not only their space launch costs much less than the one from NASA, it costs less than the one from ESA (Europe), from Japan, from Russia and from China !

    We should learn from India on how to keep cost down

    Again, congratulations are in order for India !!

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