After United States, Russia, and Europe, now it is India’s turn to make a trip to the Mars, 378million km away.
India’s launch of a small, unmanned satellite, Mangalyaam, to Mars is being described as a giant leap for its space program.
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There is also a thermal imaging spectrometer to analyze the thin Martian atmosphere and to map the surface and mineral wealth of the planet.
The Mars Orbiter will have a single solar array with 3 panels of 1400x1800mm, capable of generating 750watts of power in Martian orbit. It is also equipped with 36AH Lithium-ion battery for power storage
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More than 500 scientists have worked round the clock at their Bangalore-based Isro, If the Mars mission succeeds, India will be very proud of this mission.