Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM

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The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan "Mars-craft" is a spacecraft
orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014. It was launched on 5 November 2013 by the Indian
Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System,
after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often described as the "Red Planet"
because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance
The mission is a "technology demonstrator" project to develop the technologies for design,
planning, management, and operations of an interplanetary mission.[15] It carries five instruments
that will help advance knowledge about Mars to achieve its secondary, scientific, objective.[16]

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO, /ˈɪsroʊ/; Hindi: भारतीय अंतररक्ष अनस
ु ंधान
संगठन Bhāratīya Antarikṣ Anusandhān Sangaṭhan) is the primary space agency of India. ISRO is
among the largest government space agencies in the world. Its primary objective is to
advance space technology and use its applications for national benefit.[3]
Established in 1969,

K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman
K. Radhakrishnan is an Indian scientist and the present chairman of Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO).[3] He is also the chairman of the board of management, Indian Institute of
Space Science and Technology.[4] He has also served as the director ofVikram Sarabhai Space
Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram. He is a life fellow of the Indian Geophysical Union and is
also an accomplished vocalist (Carnatic music) and Kathakali artist.[5] Radhakrishnan took
charge as the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 31 October 2009
succeeding G. Madhavan Nair.

Mylswamy Annadurai is the Program Director and S. Launch vehicle used is PSLV-XL PSLVXL is the updated version of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Motto “Space Technology in the Service of Human Kind” Launch vehicles: Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV III) Launch facilities: ISRO Satellite Centre. under the administrative control of the Department of Space. Thiruvananthapuram. Bangalore Satish Dhawan Space Centre.Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is mars orbiter that was successfully launched into earth orbit on 5th November 2013 by Indian space research organisation (ISRO).2 Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM) Detection of Methane presence 2. S.94 Mars Enospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA) Study of the neutral composition of Martian upper atmosphere 3. headquartered in Bengaluru. It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun synchronous orbits.Thiruvananthapuram PSLV was designed and developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).27 Thermal Infrared Imaging Map surface composition Spectrometer(TIS) and mineralogy 3. Kerala. P.Arunan is the Project Director. It has five successful launch in history Payload Primary Objective Weight (Kg) Mars Colour Camera (MCC) Optical imaging 1.97 (LAP) of Martian upper atmosphere through Deuterium/Hydrogen . Thiruvananthapuram Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station. using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25 at 09:08 UTC (2:38 PM IST) on 5 November 2013. The PSLV has four stages using solid and liquid propulsion systems alternately. K. Shivkumar of ISAC was responsible for the orbiting payload and also oversaw design and development of the orbiter. Sriharikota Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. Government of India. Kunhikrishnan was the PSLV-XL spacecraft launch Mission Director.56 Lyman Alpha Photometer Study of Escape processes 1. ISRO is the primary space agency of the Indian government. Established in 15th august 1969. The MOM probe lifted-off from the First Launch Pad at Sriharikota near Chennai. The total project cost may be up to 454 crore (US$69 million).

Methane concentration in the Martian atmosphere undergoes spatial and temporal variations. Data is acquired only over illuminated scene as the sensor measures reflected solar radiation. Many minerals and soil types have characteristic spectra in TIR region. MSM is designed to measure Methane (CH4) in the Martian atmosphere with PPB accuracy and map its sources. MCC will also be used for probing the two satellites of Mars-Phobos & Deimos. MENCA is a quadrupole mass spectrometer based scientific payload.Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP) is an absorption cell photometer . MENCA is a quadruple mass spectrometer capable of analyzing the neutral composition in the range of 1 to 300 amu with unit mass resolution. It measures the relative abundance of deuterium and hydrogen from lyman-alpha emission in the Martian upper atmosphere (typically Exosphere and exobase). TIS can map surface composition and mineralogy of Mars. This tri-color Mars color camera gives images & information about the surface features and composition of Martian surface. The heritage of this payload is from Chandra’s Altitudinal Composition Explorer (CHACE) payload. . Temperature and emissivity are the two basic physical parameters estimated from thermal emission measurement. They are useful to monitor the dynamic events and weather of Mars. TIS measure the thermal emission and can be operated during both day and night. capable of measuring relative abundances of neutral constituents in the mass range of 1 to 300 amu. Measurement of D/H (Deuterium to Hydrogen abundance Ratio) allows us to understand especially the loss process of water from the planet. with a unit mass resolution. It also provides the context information for other science payloads.