With the inter planetary mission, India has proved that it will become a leader in near future in the space technology and science.
The objectives of MOM are to demonstrate our capabilities and status in
space technology and exploration of Mars. The MOM will explore the minerals,
morphology, surface features and atmosphere using indigenously developed
equipment and instruments.
Mars Orbitor Misson (MOM) is
the spacecraft launched by Indian Space Research Organization on 5th November
from SHAR at SriHarikota. It is also called Mangalyaan. It is carried into space by the PSLV (polar
satellite launch vehicle).
MOM has raised Indian Space Program to a
higher level. ISRO launched with success in the first attempt itself. Other
countries (China, Russia, USA etc) could not achieve that record. Mangalyaan is
the first inter-planetary mission for India.
Its project cost was Rs 450
Successful launch of MOM has increased the confidence of the other
nations in ISRO. They will give orders
to ISRO to launch their satellites and space crafts in future.
In the payload of 15kg, MOM carries five
scientific instruments. All the findings by them will help understanding of
evolution of Mars.