Live updates Mars mission

Published: Tuesday 05 November 2013

Live updates Mars mission

  • ISRO’s next focus is Chandrayaan 2 and GSLV

  • Mars orbiter mission would continue till 2015. Valuable data on the planet expected. Fingers crossed for its success

  • Mars orbiter's first orbit raising manoeuvre will take place tomorrow. The orbit taken by the spacecraft would be progressively increased over the next 10 days

  • After being injected into the Earth’s orbit, tests were done on the orbiter. All results satisfactory

  • India's Mars orbiter will travel 300 days through space to reach the orbit of Mars

  • Heat shield separated successfully, next 40 minutes will be crucial, ISRO says

  • Second stage performance of mars orbiter launch vehicle normal

  • India’s first inter-planetary satellite has taken off from Sriharikota

  • Launch has been initiated

  • Mission director for PSLV ready for orbiter launch

  • A string of numbers and alphabets rattled off at Satish Dhawan Space Centre to mark completion of each check. All parameters fine so far

  • Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to final parking (150m) completed. Countdown is normal, says ISRO

  • The launch of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission can be seen live today on Doordarshan from 2 pm onwards

  • All vehicle systems were switched on for the final eight and half hour countdown starting at 6:08 am

  • Second Stage (PS2) Propellant filling operations completed

  • Mars orbiter will send back one terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) of data

  • Will India find life on Mars? India's Chandrayaan had found conclusive evidence of water on the moon

  • Journalists are being taken from Chennai to Sriharikota to cover India's first steps into deep space

  • Final stages of readying Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). It will leave Sriharikota at 2.38 pm today to drop the Mars orbiter in Earth's parking orbit

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