Mars Orbiter Mission is India’s first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.
12 must-know facts about India’s mission to Mars The Economic Times
India Mars spacecraft shipped out of Bangalore for October 28 mission The Economic Times
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft was shipped out of the city today for the October 28 launch from the Sriharikota spaceport, setting the stage for final preparations for the odyssey to the red planet.
“It was put in a special container where we have the monitoring of the environment inside”, an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told PTI here.
Accompanied by a convoy, the truck-trailer carrying the container is currently on its way by road Sriharikota, where it’s slated to reach tomorrow afternoon. Gandhi Jayanti day was chosen for the journey as traffic would be less.
Mars Mission can see India emerge major power in science and technology The Economic Times
India’s Mars Mission could see the country emerge as a ‘major power’ in science and technology if it turned out to be a success, a former ISRO scientist said here today.
“After successful launch of Chandrayan 1, scientists are working on the Mars Mission satellite, which will study the surface. If successful, India can become a major power in science and technology,” N Sivasubramanian, former ISRO scientist said at a function at a college here.
Manned mission to Mars could threaten life on the Red planet The Economic Times
It could be decades before man steps foot on Mars, but scientists have warned that if he ever does, he’ll bring with him trillions of tiny invaders that pose danger of contaminating the Red planet.
Scientists say a swarming mass of 100 trillion microbes will travel with every astronaut who may land on Mars.
While these microbes have evolved over thousands of years to help humans do everything from digesting their food to keeping bacteria from killing them, there’s no telling how they might interact with the Martian environment, the Daily Mail reported.
We will colonise Mars in 100 yrs: Stephen Hawking The Economic Times
Professor Stephen Hawking, who has decoded some of the greatest mysteries of the universe, predicted that humans will colonise Mars – but not for at least a century.
The physicist said it is ‘essential’ for man to spread across the galaxy in case Earth is destroyed suggesting that it was ‘almost certain’ that a disaster ‘such as nuclear war or global warming’ would obliterate the planet within a thousand years.
“It is essential that we colonise space. I believe that we will eventually establish self-sustaining colonies on Mars and other bodies in the solar system, but not within the next 100 years,” the Daily Mail quoted Professor Hawking as telling BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the eve of his 70th birthday.