India’s Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan is merely 22 days away from Red Planet. The success will be a big boost for India’s space industry.
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyanaa is all set to create history. In the next three weeks the Mars mission from India is all set to enter the Martian orbit after completing a really, really long and eventful journey.
When the Mars Orbiter reaches its orbit it will complete an 11 month long journey. The spaceship has already completed 300 days in the space while speeding towards its destination, it will still take 22 days to reach there.
It is India’s biggest space project and its success will propel India to the top space nations in the world. While China is making strides and working on its space station plan, India has shown to the world that it is playing catch up game pretty fast not just with China but also with Japan and European Union if not with Russia and US space agencies.
There is no denying the fact that enthusiasm is sky high among ISRO scientists and other space enthusiasts in the country. ISRO in a latest tweet said, “Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space. Just 23 days more to reach Mars”.
The project that cost Indian space organization ISRO Rs 450-crore or $72 million seems to be lose change compared to other similar project. A similar US Mars Mission cost the US tax payers some $800 million. Mangalyaan was sent into space from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota by India’s famed Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on November 5, 2013.