Saturday, November 30, 2013

MOM Leaves for Mars

India's Mars Orbiter Mission has successfully carried out its Trans-Mars Injection maneuver, and has now departed the Earth on a Mars-bound trajectory through interplanetary space.

After a 300-day journey, MOM will arrive at Mars and activate its thrusters to perform a braking maneuver which will allow it to be captured by Mars' gravity.

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