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ISRO Plans For Mars Orbiter Mission 2 After The Success Of MOM-1

Long way to go ISRO!

ISRO Plans For Mars Orbiter Mission 2 After The Success Of MOM-1
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), headquartered at Bengaluru, Karnataka looks forward to Mars Orbiter Mission 2. This has been attributed to the excellent performance of MOM-1. Mars is a terrestrial planet and has a thin atmosphere. It is called the 'red planet' because of the presence of iron oxide in its air. It is the planet that can be easily seen by the naked eye. 

Have a look at India's announcement to soon launch MOM-2, after the accomplishment of MOM-1.

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As per ISRO, MOM-2 aims to increase India's coverage in space programs.

As per ISRO, MOM-2 aims to increase India's coverage in space programs.

But, the Union Minister of State under the PMO has said that a scientific experiment is still to be finalized. 

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Facts you need to know about Mars.

Facts you need to know about Mars.
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Mangalyaan has been India's first spacecraft dedicated to Mars. 

Mangalyaan has been India's first spacecraft dedicated to Mars. 
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MOM's success has shown the world that ISRO is no less than NASA in innovation in space technology. Mangalyaan is serving as a prototype for India's future space systems.

Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State has said:

Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State has said:
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"A call for proposals through an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) has been made within India to seek proposal for scientific experiments for Mars Orbiters Mission-2"

This news of MOM-2 was revealed when...

This news of MOM-2 was revealed when...
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The MOM-1 successfully completed 25 months of orbiting. Even today, MOM-1 is working perfectly fine and is a proud member of ISRO's instruments.

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MOM-1 was launched from Sriharikota on September 24, 2014.

MOM-1 was launched from Sriharikota on September 24, 2014.
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A C25 rocket was used to launch it. India's maiden Mars mission was launched with a very limited scientific payload. There were only five instruments on board MOM-1. It was launched as a test orbiter, to learn what it takes to cruise for 300 days around the planet Mars. 

Ritu Karidhal, the deputy operations director of MOM ISRO Satellite Center said,

Ritu Karidhal, the deputy operations director of MOM ISRO Satellite Center said,
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"The span of two years on Earth nearly equals to one year on Mars. The Mangalyaan, which entered the orbit of Mars around two years ago, has completed one revolution. The data being sent by it over a period of last two years is being studied by ISRO for analyzing atmospheric configuration."

India aims to expand its operations on the red planet, Mars.

India aims to expand its operations on the red planet, Mars.
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ISRO is now seeking for proposals for MOM-2.

Catch National Geographic's documentary on MOM here.

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Will MOM-2 repeat the success of MOM-1?