In this post I will present 5 amazing facts about the Mars Orbiter mission launched by India last year.
On 24th Sep India’s maiden Mars mission completed 1 year in Mars orbit. Indian space programs will help to eradicate poverty and fast-track development by providing newer avenues for innovation in communications services and weather forecasting for India’s agricultural sector which forms the backbone of Indian economy.
#1 Amazing Facts about Mars Orbiter Mission
India is the only country to reach the red planet, Mars at first attempt with its probe, Mangalyaan.
#2 Amazing Facts about Mars Orbiter Mission
India’s Mars mission cost $74 million or Rs 450 crore, a fraction of the $671 million cost of NASA’s latest Mars program using some innovative design features never done before.
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#3 Amazing Facts about Mars Orbiter Mission
Out of 51 missions to Mars, only three space agencies – in Russia, the U.S. and Europe — have succeeded. India is the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit.
#4 Amazing Facts about Mars Orbiter Mission
The MOM spacecraft was designed, built and launched in period of less than 2 years!
#5 Amazing Facts about Mars Orbiter Mission
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This mission ties in very closely with Elon Musk’s vision of colonizing Mars. For more details on why and how Mars will be colonized read how and why Spacex will colonize Mars.
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