Showing posts with label Diwali. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diwali. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mangalyaan is launched successfully - What Next ?

At 2:38 PM, 5 November - Two days post Diwali, ISRO successfully lauched a rocket "Majestic PSLV C25" towards planet Mars as if they were celebrating Diwali, after spending numerous sleepless nights in their endeavour to make the launch successful, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

Mangalyaan blasts off from its launchpad
Mangalyaan blasts off from its launchpad
India is the first Asian country and the fourth in the world to undertake a mission to the red planet. That's the reason, "A Billion Hopes" were riding with the Mangalyaan launch. ISRO made us feel proud and we can held our head high for the success.

When Cloud came on the Ground
Clouds kissing the ground - Seconds after the launch
About 45 minutes after the launch, Mars Orbitor Mission (MOM) Satelite, Mangalyaan, separated from its launch rocket and launch rocket has placed the Orbiter very precisely in an elliptical orbit around Earth, which makes the First Stage successful.

Now, Mangalyaan, is expected to go around the Earth for about a month, to attain the escape velocity. So that it can break free from Earth's gravitational pull. Only then Mangalyaan will begin it's Second Stage of nine-month long journey and is expected to enter in the Mars Orbit in September, 2014.

Some quick facts on Mars Orbital Mission :
  • The launch vehicle used is PSLV C-25.
  • This is 25th mission of PSLV and fifth in XL configuration.
  • The weight of Mars Orbiter Satellite is 1,337 kg.
  • The satellite will be placed into a 250 km X 23,500 km elliptical orbit.
  • Time from launch to injection of Orbiter into its trajectory was about 40 minutes.
  • The cost of mission is about 450 Crores. 
Payloads on Mars Orbiter :
  1. For Atmospheric Studies -
  • Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP)
  • Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM) 
    2. For Particle Environment Studies - Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyzer (MENCA)
    3. For Surface Imaging Studies -
  • Mars Color Camera (MCC) 
  • Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (TIIS)
More Details on Payload :  ISRO - MOM Payloads  

Trajectory :



MOM's Trajectory
Launch Vehicle :

The challenging PSLV-C25 mission is optimised for the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft into a highly elliptical Earth orbit with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 250 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 23,500 km with an inclination of 19.2 + 0.2 degree with respect to the equator. 

PSLV C25
PSLV-C25 Stages
PSLV Flight Profile
PSLV Flight Profile
For More Details on Mars Orbiter Mission :
ISRO - Mars Orbiter Mission

Thanks a lot ISRO. Heartly congratulations to the whole ISRO family, who worked tirelessly to make MOM successful.
You made every Indian Proud.

Images Courtesy : ISRO's MOM Page on Facebook

Friday, November 1, 2013

iPhone 5S, 5C launched in India today

Just before the festival of lights, there's a good news for iPhone lovers. Apple Inc., has launched their new offerings - iPhone 5s and 5c in India today. It's a just-in-time(JIT) launch as the Indians are already in festive mood and are ready to spend some extra thousands to own a brand new iPhone. iPhone launch got a overwhelming response everywhere in India.

Apple iPhone launch in New Delhi
Apple iPhone 5s and 5c launch in New Delhi
It's only yesterday, Google has launched their new Nexus 5 - "The  smart new phone from Google" and Android 4.4 (KitKat), next version of android OS. Though it will take some more time to be available in Indian market, iPhone 5S and 5C will be available at stores from tomorrow (2nd November 2013).

Apple has priced the iPhone 5S at Rs. 53,500 for 16GB, Rs. 62,500 for 32 GB and Rs. 71,500 for 64GB Models. The 16GB variant of iPhone 5C will cost Rs. 41,900 and 32GB variant will cost Rs. 53,500 in India. 

Telecome carriers, Reliance Communications, Airtel, Vodafone etc., are also offering the new iPhones with their plans. 


Apple iPhone 5s - Forward Thinking
Apple iPhone 5s - Forward Thinking

Apple iPhone 5c - For the Colorful
Apple iPhone 5c - For the Colorful

For More Details and Specifications :

Apple(India) - iPhone 5s

Apple(India) - iPhone 5c