Mars Orbiter Mission

Mars, as Seen Through Indian Eyes

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission has now been at it for almost one year, having slipped into a highly elliptical orbit around the Red Planet on September 24, 2014. While the primary mission ended after six months, the orbiter has been allowed to continue — which it has quite healthily, taking intermittent pictures […]

An artist's illustration of the Mars Orbiter orbiting the red planet. Credit: Nesnad/Wikimedia Commons

It’s Time For ISRO to Reach For the (Blue) Sky

Almost 40 years after the launch of Aryabhata, the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully placed another satellite into orbit, this time around Mars – becoming the world’s first space agency to have done so in its debut attempt. There are many similarities between the April-1975 launch of Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, and the September-2014 […]