Monday, September 22, 2014

#MarsOrbiter : #Mangalyaan enters Martian gravitational sphere of influence

Today at 2.30 p.m India’s space scientists at ISRO will test-fire the main liquid engine of their Mars orbiter. But Nasa's Maven orbiter that set off almost two weeks later than the Mangalyaan has already entered the orbit of the red planet. ISRO scientists have congratulated their peers at NASA on Twitter.
India’s mission to Mars took off on Nov. 5 and costs around $78 million where as NASA's Maven mission which took off on Nov. 18 from Cape Canaveral cost nearly $671 million.
Also Read: #MarsOrbiter engine test firing completed successfully