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14 Important Facts about Mangalyaan - MOM

Published on Friday, September 26, 2014
14 important facts about Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan

1. Mars Orbiter Mission became India’s first interplanetary mission to the planet mars. Mars Orbiter Mission also called Mangalyaan.

2. India became first country in all over the world to insert a spacecraft into the Martian orbit in its first attempt.
3. The Mission is built with cost of Rs.454 Crores.

4. The Mission developed and deployed in just 15 months.

5. The Mission will help to understand the dynamics of cruising a spacecraft. It will also help the Indian Scientists to gain the proper knowledge.

6. Only 4 countries have sent successful Martian Mission till date. The countries are United States of America, Russia, France and India.

7. Indian Space Research Organization became 4th Space Agency after NASA, ESA and Roscosmos who reach on Mars.

8. The project of this Mission was approved by the Union Government of India on 03rd August 2012.

9. Mars Orbiter Mission is the cheapest Mission which costs about Rs.4 per person.

10. Only 21 missions became successful out of 51 mission to the red planet by different different countries.

11. The Mission will also help to search Mars for Methane which is a key chemical in life on the Earth.

12. The Mission scheduled to lift off on 05th November 2013 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

13. Meaning of word Mangalyaan is ‘Mars Craft’.

14. India also became Asia’s first country with the spacecraft in the red planet’s orbit.

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