Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Successfull Mangalyaan - A Day To Remember !

I do not know how many of us have really cared to notice the historic feat we had today. India’s MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) has successfully entered into the Mars Orbit, making India as the first country in the world to achieve on its very first attempt.

The Mangalyaan (Informal name of India’s MOM) has reached Mars after a 300-day marathon covering over 670 million Kilometres. The spacecraft was launched on 5 November 2013 and it is successfully inserted into the orbit of Mars today - 24 September 2014.

Many countries have tried their luck with Mars, many time, but out of the 51 attempts only 21 were successful and India is the first country to achieve this feat on the debut. Earlier in 2003, European Space Agency (ESA) has got its orbiter right at the first attempt, but still India will gain the glory of first position, since the ESA is a conglomeration of many countries. India now joins the Martian club that consist of the United States, Russia and the European Space Agency.

What an achievement by ISRO scientists ! The whole project’s budget is just $74 Million, less than the $100 million budget of the movie “Gravity” !!! . This is nine times cheaper than NASA's $671 million Maven.  ISRO has yet again proved the through brilliance and hard work of Indians.

Really feel proud to be an Indian!. Congratulations to ISRO for this magnanimous achievement. Unfortunately, the government could spend only $74 Million for the Mangalyaan Mission (as they had to allocate $29 Billion to 2G Spectrum Mission and another 100+ billion$ on other scams), else we could have reached even the Proxima Centauri :)

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5 Comments to "Successfull Mangalyaan - A Day To Remember !"

Rupesh Kashyap said...

//Unfortunately, the government could spend only...(as they had to allocate ....to 2G Spectrum Mission and another 100+ billion$ on other scams) //

thats a good one !

Gilbert karunagaran - istres ,பிரான்ஸ் said...

"இந்தியன்" என்று சொல்லி தலை நிமிந்து நிற்க, அரிய வாய்ப்பினை அளித்த ISRO விஞ்ஞானிகளுக்கும், தொழில் நுட்ப வல்லுனர்களுக்கும், அங்கு வேலை செய்யும் அனைத்து தொழிலாளர்களுக்கும், வாழ்த்துக்களும், பாராட்டுக்களும், நன்றியும் உரித்தாகுக. மங்கல்யான் திட்டத்திற்கு நிதி ஒதுக்கி, ஆக்கமும் ஊக்கமும் அளித்த முன்னாள் காங்கிரஸ் அரசுக்கும் நன்றி

P.Radhakrishnan said...

680 million Kilometres in just $74M expenses, It's lesser than our basic Audto fare. Kudos to ISRO

Debby said...

Appreciate India's maiden success and your love for the country. But, remember India and many other countries could complete the projects at much lower cost than the America, just because they learnt from all the efforts and experiments of the NASA on the Maven project. Otherwise I doubt these countries could not have completed this feat.

Pon Ganesh said...

@ Debby, Hey thanks for stopping by. True... India and other countries have taken a great learning from the US experiments.

On a lighter note: learning from others experience/mistakes is brilliant than learning from own mistakes, is in it :) ?