Many Satellites Celebrated Birth Anniversary during last week of September
Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the maiden interplanetary mission of ISRO, launched on November 5, 2013, was successfully inserted into Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 in its first attempt. MOM completed three years orbiting around the Planet Mars as on September 24, 2017.
- On this occasion, Space Science Programme Office, ISRO Hqs conducted a ‘MOM Science Meet’ on September 25, 2017.
The first dedicated Indian Astronomy mission, AstroSat was also completed two years in orbit on September 28, 2017
- In order to commemorate two years completion of AstroSat in orbit, Space Science Programme Office (SSPO), ISRO Headquarters organised an “AstroSat Science Meet” at ISRO HQ, Bangalore during 26 – 27 September 2017.
- A Poster "AstroSat Picture of the month - September 2017" was also released on this occasion.
SCATSAT-1 completes one year in orbit on September 26, 2017. It was launched on September 26, 2016 on-board PSLV-C35. SCATSAT-1 is a continuity mission for Oceansat-2 Scatterometer to provide wind vector data products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users.
- It has provided valuable input data in the area of weather forecasting and cyclone detection & tracking to the National as well as International users. The SCATSAT-1 data is extensively used on daily basis with the usage touching about 85,000 down loads per month from NRSC web portal.
All these Satellites are in good health and continue to work as expected. Analysis of the data received from these satellites is in progress.
Other Satellites launched during Last Week of September are GSAT-10 on Sep 29, 2012, Oceansat-2 on Sep 23, 2009, INSAT-3E on Sep 28, 2003 and IRS-1D on Sep 29, 1997.