Mangalyaan Still Going Strong, To Have Course Correction





Space, 12 Aug - 2016 ,

Mangalyaan Still Going Strong, To Have Course Correction

Nearly two years after it was launched, 'Mangalyaan' is still functioning well

Nearly two years after it was launched, 'Mangalyaan' is still functioning well, and with a planned course correction next January to extend its battery life, it would keep going for many years, according to ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar .

The correction in the trajectory of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM) is required to keep the power supply strong during a long-duration eclipse - caused by shadow of Mars falling on it for 7-8 hours - so that it could continue to function longer. The long-duration eclipse period (in January) could cripple the satellite if no corrections are done because the battery cannot support long-duration eclipse


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