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.

Support

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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