Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is also called “Mangalyaan”
First, it was announced by the then ISRO’s Chairman
G. Madhavan Nair
on 23 November 2008
but the main starting of this mission started in 2010
when the Indian Space science
started his study on the feasibility of the mission. Then on 3 August 2012
, the then Prime Minister
approved the Project.
And initially, it was decided to launch it on 28 October 2023 but later postponed to 5 November
Important team members of the mission
was the project manager
of this mission and her contribution is remarkable.
4- Ritu karidhal
worked in the mission as the Deputy Operations Director of navigations
The first and foremost objective was to develop the technology of the interplanetary mission
here developing technology means developing the capability of this designing,
planning, management, and operations
. This effort made by the ISRO’s team made India an Interplanetary Country. Then the other important objective of this mission was to explore the mars
, air, surface view
, and many more. The scientific objective was to
Morphology, topology, and Mineralogy.
The payload of the spacecraft
The payload was very less as it has only 15 Kg of scientific machinery which will be considered as the scientific payload of 5 instruments those instruments are as follows.
• Lyman Alpha Photometer(LAP) – 1.97 Kg
• Methane Sensors for Mars( MSM) – 2.94 Kg
• Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser(NENCA) – 3.56 Kg
• Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer(TIS)- 3.20 Kg
• Mars Colour Camera( MCC)- 1.27Kg.
– the cost of this spacecraft including all pay used for this mission was
. In this mission all the working scientists were the lesser paid employee, it was mentioned by the
in his report.