India’s Mars Mission Is Cheapest, Most Successful Ever

  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) created history by becoming the world’s only space agency to reach Mars on its first attempt. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), unofficially called Mangalyaan, is also the cheapest spacecraft to reach Earth’s neighbour.   MOM was launched atop the indigenously built Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C25 on … Continued

India’s No Frills Carrier Heads For Mars

14.38, November 5, 2013 would go down in India’s history as a ‘red’ letter time and day when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) joined the league of countries and organisations that have successfully launched a mission to planet Mars.   The three international agencies that have been successful thus far are National Aeronautics and Space Administration … Continued