Amid Vikram lull, MOM completes 5 yrs around Mars

Amid Vikram lull, MOM completes 5 yrs around Mars

September 24, 2019 (Tuesday) marks five Earth years in the Martian Orbit for Isro's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), bringing subdued cheer at the space agency, amid a lull caused by an unsuccessful attempt at soft-landing Vikram, Chandrayaan-2's lander on Moon.


Key highlights:
  • MOM was designed for just six months around Mars its long life a feat for Isro, which had failed to achieve to Chandrayaan-1, its first mission to Moon, in 2008.
  • 2.5 Martian Years
  • MOM had completed five Earth years around Mars it only amounts to two-and-a-half Martian years.The Mars actually take more than the double of 365.

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