Mars Orbiter Mission Current Affairs, GK & News

ISRO MOM Study: Mars losing its atmosphere at faster rate than the earth

The ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has found that Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate as compared to that of the earth. The report comes based on the study conducted by MOM and the MAVEN orbiter of the US. Highlights A global dust storm began to encircle the planet Mars ..

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ISRO’s Mangalyaan captures images of Phobos, Biggest moon of Mars

The Mars orbiter of the Indian Space Research Organization has captured images of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars. Highlights The Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft was placed in Mars orbit in September 2014. By this India entered the elite group of countries that hold an orbiter around the planet. The other countries that hold satellites ..

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Nambi Narayanan recipient of 2019 Padma Bhushan

Former ISRO scientist, Nambi Narayanan has been conferred the 2019 Padma Bhushan by President Ram Nath Kovind. It is the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India. He is best known for his role in developing the Vikas Engine which was used for the first PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launched by India. The ..

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Gaganyaan

Gaganyaan is a proposed manned space mission by Government of India. This will be India’s first manned mission, to be launched by 2022. Announcement The mission was announced on August 15, 2018 (Independence Day) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech from Red Fort. Prime Minister said that  by or before the year ..

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ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit

ISRO’s globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also known as Mangalyaan completed three years in Martian orbit. It has outlived its original lifespan and is still in good health and continues to work as expected. On the occasion of completion of three years, ISRO released MOM second year science data from September 24, 2014 to ..

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