India’s first Mars probe has been in Beijing on September 24 at 10 am successfully entered Mars orbit. Today, MOM spacecraft returns to Earth the first images of Mars it a shot, showing the red planet’s surface around the crater scene.
Beijing time on September 26, according to physicist organization’s website reported that India’s first Mars probe has been in Beijing on September 24 at 10 am successfully entered Mars orbit. Today, MOM spacecraft returns to Earth the first images of Mars it a shot, showing the red planet’s surface around the crater scene.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on account of the organization’s official Facebook uploaded this photo, showing Fengyun red black potholes all over the planet surface. Spacecraft about 7300 km from the surface of Mars when shooting. ISRO also will spread this photo on Twitter account, also with the caption “Here’s good scenery.”
ISRO senior scientist 克塔斯瓦拉 Rao (V. Koteswara Rao), said Fengyun official name is “Mars orbit mission” detector (MOM) spacecraft has captured more than a dozen photos, all normal operational aspects.
Rao told AFP: “The spacecraft is equipped with a color camera on Mars began work on a large elliptical orbit after the probe stabilizes, has taken a dozen sheets of high-quality photos, recording the Martian surface and surrounding space environment message. “
He said: “The probe will also be two small satellites captured images of Mars and return these photos to our Deep Space Network station spacecraft’s health status, and other parameters are normal, all key functions are operating normally..” India’s space control center located near Bangalore.
Due to the success MOM spacecraft, India’s first leaped into the Asian countries with the Mars probe. 24, 2009, aboard the Indian spacecraft for up to 10 months after the long flight safety into the orbit of Mars. Spacecraft development time is very tight, and the budget is very low.
MOM spacecraft design goal is to find clues to life on Mars, and the Mars environment to conduct investigations. MOM spacecraft successfully make India defeated all its Asian rivals in the race, so that Indian people rejoiced.
India’s main competitor in Asia is its neighbor China, who as early as 2011 it’s first attempt to launch its Mars probe Firefly One, but because Russian rocket failure led to mission failure. But as an emerging superpower, China every year to the country’s aerospace industry billions of dollars invested huge amounts of money, strength.
In contrast, the Mars exploration mission to India cost less than $ 74 million, which is even less than the shooting of Hollywood movie “gravity” of the cost, the latter’s production costs of up to $ 100 million. Compared to the United States arrived MAVEN Mars probe in the 22nd, the Indian spacecraft cost almost like a fraction of the cost of the spacecraft because the United States up to $ 671 million.
Due to the success MOM spacecraft, India has now become currently only the United States, Russia and Europe Mars elite club of the fourth member. Mars great difficulty, the success rate of all the history of Mars is less than half.
Previously no country in the first Mars exploration carried out on the success of India is the first one. Of course, which is not in Europe, because Europe can not be regarded as a country, but a Union State.
Thursday, scientists will just return the spacecraft to Mars images are presented to the space command center sits the Indian Prime Minister Modi, who witnessed the first results in this country’s first Mars spacecraft achieved returns. Prime Minister Modi face of joy Wednesday, said: “The success of our space program is a shining symbol, a symbol of our country can reach a height of.”
On Thursday, all Indian newspapers put this news headlines, including “Hindustan Times” is directly to the “Mars race victory” as a title, like, the “Times of India” title “India among Mars elite club. “
Indians all over the world, from government ministers to office staff and then cricketers, everyone flocked to Twitter to express their reflections online express national pride of their hearts. Indian children Indian traditions bought candy to celebrate this day of jubilation in India.
“Hindustan Times” in an article commentator wrote: “Space exploration is becoming increasingly crowded arena, you must make sure that run in front of the competitors.” The article continues: “India has became the first country in Asia has successfully Mars probe, beat the other competitors in Asia, such as China, Japan and Korea. “
But there are people in India’s ambitious space program criticized, they noted that there are still large numbers of people in enough to eat, more than half of the population without toilet situation, India is clearly not overly obsessed with the space race. (Morrowind)