Press Esc to close
Saturday 26 July 2014
News updated at 2:40 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.5°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

3rd orbit raising manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter performed

Chennai, Nov 9, 2013, (PTI)
The third of the total of five orbit raising manoeuvres of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft was performed early this morning, raising its apogee, the farthest point from Earth, to over 71,000 km. PTI Photo.

The third of the total of five orbit raising manoeuvres of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft was performed early this morning, raising its apogee, the farthest point from Earth, to over 71,000 km.

The manoeuvre started at 2:10 AM today and raised the spacecraft's apogee from 40,186 km to 71,636 km with a burn time of 707 seconds, ISRO said.

The space agency had performed the first two manoeuvres in the last couple of days, in the series of five scheduled on the Mars mission.


The fourth and fifth operations would be performed on November 11 and 16 to raise the apogee to 1,00,000 km and 1,92,000 km respectively.

After the successful completion of these operations, the mission is expected to take on the "crucial event" of the trans-Mars injection around 12.42 AM on December 1.

ISRO's PSLV C 25 successfully injected the 1,350-kg Mangalyaan Orbiter (spacecraft) into orbit around Earth about 44 minutes after a textbook launch at 2.38 PM from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Tuesday, marking the successful completion of the first stage of the Rs 450-crore mission.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523