The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday confirmed that the Mars Orbiter has lost contact with the ground station. Now it cannot be recovered. ISRO said that now the life of India’s Mangalyaan mission is over. ISRO told that there is no life left in India’s Mangalyaan. Its battery is drained after running for more than a safe limit. With this, the country’s first interplanetary mission has finally completed its long innings. ISRO had given an update on the Mars Orbiter Mission and the national meeting held on September 27 to mark the completion of its eight years in the Martian orbit. Well this in itself shows the mastery of ISRO. Because this mission was designed to have a life-span of only six months. But despite this, MOM has been in the orbit of Mars for about eight years.
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) costing Rs 450 crore was launched on November 5, 2013 from PSLV-C25. Scientists had successfully placed this spacecraft in the orbit of Mars in the very first attempt on September 24, 2014. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said, “Now, there is no fuel left. The satellite’s battery is drained. Contact is lost.”
ISRO was earlier trying to move the vehicle to a new orbit to avoid an imminent eclipse. Officials said on the condition of anonymity, “But recently there was one eclipse after another, one of which lasted for seven and a half hours.” At the same time, another official said, “Since the satellite battery was designed to have an eclipse duration of only one hour and 40 minutes, so a longer eclipse almost ran out of battery.”
ISRO officials said the Mars Orbiter vehicle worked for about eight years, while it was revamped to a capacity of six months. “It did its job (excellently) and yielded important scientific results,” he said.
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