US shutdown will not affect Mars mission: Isro

US shutdown will not  affect Mars mission: Isro

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) officially stated on Saturday that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has reiterated its support for India’s Mars mission and will co-operate with it, despite the shutdown in the United States (US).

In a press statement, Isro said India’s Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft is scheduled for launch on the afternoon of October 28.


The launch window remains open till November 19. “The American NASA/JPL is providing communications and navigation support to this mission with their Deep Space Network facilities.

According to Scientific Secretary, Isro, NASA/JPL authorities have reaffirmed support for the Mars Orbiter Mission as planned and stated that the current US government partial shutdown will not affect the schedule of Mars Orbiter Mission.”

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