First image of Mars sent from Mangalyaan: ‘The view is nice up here’

The very first image from the Mars Orbiter has been sent to ISRO today.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 25, 2014 3:02:18 pm
NASA congratulated ISRO for its Mars arrival. NASA congratulated ISRO for its Mars arrival.

A day after ISRO’s Mangalyaan reached the Mars orbit, the spacecraft has sent the very first image whose caption reads, “The view is nice up here.”

India scripted space history on Wednesday as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully inserted its low-cost Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft, or Mangalyaan, into an orbit around the Red Planet in its very first attempt.

The first image sent from Mars Orbiter. (Source: ISRO) The first image sent from Mars Orbiter. (Source: ISRO)

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This puts ISRO in the elite league of NASA, the European Space Agency and the erstwhile Soviet Union for carrying out successful missions to Mars.

 

The insertion into Mars’s orbit went perfectly as planned, with the spacecraft executing on cue the time tagged commands loaded to its computer system 10 days ago by mission scientists from the Mission Operations Centre (MOX) at ISRO’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command (ISTRAC) facility in Peenya in north Bangalore.

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