Mangalyaan: ISRO told what happened with the Mars Orbiter Vehicle, also gave information about the mission

The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, on Monday confirmed that the Mars Orbiter has lost contact with the ground station. It cannot be recovered and the life of the Mangalyaan mission is over. Earlier on September 27, ISRO had organized a national meeting to mark the completion of eight years of Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM) in Martian orbit, according to PTI. The thing to note is that Mangalyaan was designed for only 6 months, but it worked for 8 years. In a statement, ISRO said that contact with the vehicle can no longer be restored and it has completed its life span.

Mangalyaan was launched on 5 November 2013. It was successfully placed in the orbit of Mars on 24 September 2014. ISRO said that in these 8 years, equipped with 5 scientific instruments, this vehicle provided important scientific understanding on the characteristics of the Martian surface, its morphology, Martian atmosphere and its exosphere.

This Mission A total of Rs 450 crore was spent in this, which was very less according to such missions. The budget of the Mars mission was less than the Hollywood film Gravity. This mission took India’s space program to new heights. India had achieved this success in its first attempt itself and became the fourth country to do so.

Before India, this achievement was achieved by the Soviet Union, the American Space Agency NASA (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA). India became the first Asian country to have a successful mission to Mars. The missions of China and Japan, which had tried before India, were not successful, but India showed successful Mars mission at a very low cost.

ISRO was trying to increase the battery life of its Mangalyaan, but it was not possible after several recent eclipses. Mangalyaan’s battery was designed with just 1 hour 40 minutes backup. She got discharged due to the eclipse for a long time.