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  • Martian storm chasers: Spacecraft observe dust storm

    Paul KnightlyJuly 30th, 2018

    A fleet of spacecraft are diligently studying the global dust storm currently encircling Mars. Much as storm chasers would do on Earth, they are collecting valuable data so that scientists can better understand how these storms form and evolve.

  • Two Mars spacecraft celebrate one year in Martian orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 25th, 2015

    NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) and India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) celebrate one year in Martian orbit this week. MAVEN started its journey to Mars in Nov. 2013 and entered Mars’ orbit in Sept. 2014. The Indian probe, which was launched 13 days earlier, arrived at Mars two days after the U.S. spacecraft.

  • India’s MOM satellite sends back impressive views of the red planet

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 2nd, 2014

    India’s Space Research Organization (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) captured its first global image of the Red Planet. The recently released image shows nearly a complete Martian hemisphere. MOM is India’s first interplanetary satellite and snapped this impressive image just days after arriving at the Red Planet.

  • India’s MOM satellite is the newest member of Mars orbiter club

    Josh TallisSeptember 23rd, 2014

    As of 10:30 p.m. EDT (0800 Indian Standard Time), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) became the fourth space agency to successfully place a satellite in Mars’ orbit. The Mars Orbiter Mission probe launched on November 5, 2013 and has traveled 484 million miles (780 million km) to reach this milestone.

  • Indian PSLV rocket launches array of international satellites aloft

    Jason RhianJune 30th, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organization or “ISRO” successfully launched five satellites to orbit including the French Earth Observation Satellite Spot 7 as well as four other co-passenger satellites from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. Liftoff took place at 12:22 a.m. EDT (0422 GMT) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. The ISRO utilized the PSLV-C23 launch vehicle to carry out the […]

  • Spaceflight in 2013: A Year in Review

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 31st, 2013

    As 2013 comes to a close, it is a fitting time to look back and reflect on what has been an eventful year in spaceflight.

  • NASA’s Deep Space Network Turns 50

    Press ReleaseDecember 21st, 2013

    NASA’s Deep Space Network, the world’s largest and most powerful communications system for “talking to” spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. 24: the 50th anniversary of its official creation.

  • India’s Mars Orbiter Mission to the Red Planet begins with successful launch

    David DarlingNovember 5th, 2013

    The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was thrust loudly through the first leg of its journey to the Red Planet today at 14:38 IST (4:08 a.m. EST). This is India’s first mission to Mars. The 482.5 kg (1,064 lb) spacecraft, plus 852 kg (1,878 lb) of onboard propellant and oxidizer, was lofted from the Satish Dhawan Space Center […]

  • Live Mission Coverage of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

    SpaceFlight InsiderNovember 5th, 2013

     Live coverage of the Indian Mars Orbiter Mission has commenced. Follow the launch with our Live Mission Monitor minute by minute updates and countdown clock. Click here for more details.

  • India poised to launch ambitious mission to Mars this month

    Paul Scott AndersonOctober 18th, 2013

    Mars is a planetary destination that so far has only been reached by a handful of countries including the United States, the former Soviet Union and some countries in Europe. But soon, another nation may finally take its place on that list as well – India. Having already successfully sent its first unmanned probe, Chandrayaan […]