Mars Orbiter Mission
Mangalyaan / Mars Orbiter Mission is a space probe orbiting Mars and is India’s first interplanetary mission to the planet Mars.
Mars Orbiter Mission was launched on November 5, 2013 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota (SHAR), India.
Mars Orbiter Mission reached the orbit of Mars on 24 September 2014.
Designed mission life of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is six months and is over by 23rd March 2015. But MOM has successfully completed six years in its orbit as on 24th September 2020.
To understand Mars' surface features, morphology, mineralogy and Martian atmosphere using indigenous scientific instruments.
Mars Orbiter Mission carries five scientific instruments, namely Mars Colour Camera (MCC), Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (TIS), Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM), Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP) and Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA).
7. Provide a list of Mars Orbiter Mission scientific publications for getting scientific findings.
The list of scientific publications related to Mars Orbiter Mission is provided in the following link.
8. Is the scientific data available to public?
Yes. Mars Orbiter Mission scientific data is available to registered users. For accessing the data, visit the following link.
Direct evidence on life on Mars has not been reported so far.