Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is mars orbiter that was
successfully launched into earth orbit on 5th November
2013 by Indian space research organisation (ISRO). The
MOM probe lifted-off from the First Launch Pad at
Sriharikota near Chennai, using a Polar Satellite
Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket C25 at 09:08 UTC (2:38
PM IST) on 5 November 2013. The total project cost
may be up to 454 crore (US$69 million). P.
Kunhikrishnan was the PSLV-XL spacecraft launch
Mission Director. Mylswamy Annadurai is the
Program Director and S.Arunan is the Project Director.
S. K. Shivkumar of ISAC was responsible for the
orbiting payload and also oversaw design and
development of the orbiter.
ISRO is the primary space agency of the Indian government.
Established in 15th august 1969, headquartered in Bengaluru,
under the administrative control of the Department of Space,
Government of India.
Motto “Space Technology in the Service of Human Kind”
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)
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching
PSLV was designed and developed at Vikram
Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC),
It was developed to allow India to launch its
Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun
Launch vehicle used is PSLV-XL
PSLV-XL is the updated version of Polar
Satellite Launch Vehicle.
The PSLV has four stages using solid and
liquid propulsion systems alternately.
It has five successful launch in history
Mars Colour Camera
Thermal Infrared Imaging Map surface composition
Methane Sensor for Mars
Detection of Methane
Mars Enospheric Neutral
Study of the neutral
composition of Martian
Lyman Alpha Photometer Study of Escape processes 1.97
of Martian upper
Lyman Alpha Photometer (LAP) is an absorption cell
photometer . It measures the relative abundance of
deuterium and hydrogen from lyman-alpha emission in
the Martian upper atmosphere (typically Exosphere and
exobase). Measurement of D/H (Deuterium to
Hydrogen abundance Ratio) allows us to understand
especially the loss process of water from the planet.
MSM is designed to measure Methane (CH4) in the
Martian atmosphere with PPB accuracy and map its
sources. Data is acquired only over illuminated scene
as the sensor measures reflected solar radiation.
Methane concentration in the Martian atmosphere
undergoes spatial and temporal variations.
MENCA is a quadruple mass spectrometer capable of
analyzing the neutral composition in the range of 1 to 300
amu with unit mass resolution. The heritage of this
payload is from Chandra’s Altitudinal Composition
Explorer (CHACE) payload. MENCA is a quadrupole
mass spectrometer based scientific payload, capable of
measuring relative abundances of neutral constituents in
the mass range of 1 to 300 amu, with a unit mass
This tri-color Mars color camera gives images &
information about the surface features and composition
of Martian surface. They are useful to monitor the
dynamic events and weather of Mars. MCC will also be
used for probing the two satellites of Mars-Phobos &
Deimos. It also provides the context information for
other science payloads.
TIS measure the thermal emission and can be
operated during both day and night. Temperature and
emissivity are the two basic physical parameters
estimated from thermal emission measurement. Many
minerals and soil types have characteristic spectra in
TIR region. TIS can map surface composition and
mineralogy of Mars.
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