ISRO proposes to undertake Mars Mission in October-November, 2013
The ISRO has proposed to undertake a Mars Orbiter Mission in October-November, 2013. It will be India’s first step towards exploring the planet Mars. The proposal is currently under examination for government approval.
The Mars spacecraft will be placed in an elliptical orbit around the red planet after a voyage of almost 300 days. During the orbital life of the spacecraft around Mars, the on-board instruments will be used to carry on scientific experiments. The aimed Mars Mission is meant to exhibit India’s technological capability to reach the Martian orbit to augment the understanding of its atmosphere. It would also pave the way for future scientific exploratory missions in the solar system.