Highlights: India reaches Mars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showers praises on ISROhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/live-indias-mars-mission-mangalyan-red-planet-mars-orbiter/

Highlights: India reaches Mars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showers praises on ISRO

India’s Mars mission moved a step closer after the dormant main engine on the spacecraft was testfired flawlessly.

ISRO looked confident of giving one final nudge to put it in orbit around Mars.
ISRO looked confident of giving one final nudge to put it in orbit around Mars.

India scripted history on Wednesday with the success of its Mars mission. As the Mangalyaan entered the Mars orbit, making India the first country in the world to make it to the Red Planet in the first attempt. Mangalyaan moved a step closer to home after the dormant main engine on the spacecraft was test-fired flawlessly, ISRO looked confident of giving one final nudge to put it in orbit around Mars that saw it make space history.

Here are the highlights:

9:03 am: Howdy @ ? Keep in touch. I’ll be around, tweets ISRO’s new Mars Orbiter Twitter Handle @MarsOrbiter

 

8:44 am: 

8:40 am: If our cricket team wins 1 tournament country celebrates. This mission is thousand times bigger achievement: PM Modi

8.37 am: NASA congratulates ISRO:

8.32 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says this day must be celebrated as ‘Anand Utsav’.

8.31 am: This has been achieved after years of hardwork and blessings/wishes of all Indians.

8.25 am: This too must become a base for challenging the next frontier, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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8.23 am: Our space programme has been an example of achievement, which inspires us to strive for excellence.

8.20 am: With your efforts and hard work, we have developed the habit of achieving the impossible, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells ISRO scientists.

8.18 am: With every success, comes a new challenge, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

8.14 am: These are accomplishments that will go down in the pages of history, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

8.13 am: We have gone beyond the boundaries of human enterprise and imagination, PM addresses ISRO scientists.

8.10 am: Mars has got a MOM today, always knew MOM will not let us down, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

8.03 am: ISRO becomes fourth space agency to complete Mars mission. First in Asia and first to do it in first attempt.

8.00 am: India’s Mars mission a success as Mangalyan enters Mars orbit.

7.56 am: Scientists will wait for over a week before deploying science instruments on MOS. Camera will be used today for first pix.

7.55 am: Scientists glued to monitors eagerly awaiting data on whether MOS has gone into Mars orbit to plan of 423 km x 80,000 km.

7.50 am:

7.49 am: The speed of the main engine is 1098.7 meters per second.

7.42 am:

7.40 am: Mangalyaan entering into Mars orbit just a few hours after NASA’s Maven did.

7.31 am:

7.25 am:

7.19 am:

7.14 am:

7.15 am:

7.05 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches ISRO Control Room.

# Around 12 Noon — all details from spacecraft likely to be received

# First picture of Mars from Mars Orbiter likely by evening

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7.00 am: ISRO tweeted that the forward rotation of the aircraft, which was scheduled at 6.56 am, must have begun.