Mangalyaan - "the ISRO baby"...!

  • India today has successfully launched its first mission to Mars "Mangalyaan", a Rs 450 crore mission.




    • Mangalyaan means "Mars craft" in Hindi.

    • It is the size of a small car and is meant to make a 300-day journey to study the Martian atmosphere.

    • It has been in the making for 15 months started at once after China's Mars missile failed in 2011.

    • Over 500 scientists worked with sleepless nights.

    • The launch has put India in the group of four countries that includes America, Russia and Europe.

    • The mission is aimed at establishing the country's capability to reach the Red Planet.

    • And focussing on looking for the presence of methane, an indicator of life, in Mars.

    • It was launched at 2.38 pm, entering orbit around Earth 44 minutes after blast-off.

    • It will reach Mars orbit by September 2014.

    • This mission will undoubtedly make India,  a nation to be reckoned with space research and exploration.




    • This mission is comparatively cheap yet critics have questioned whether a country with poverty like ours can afford to spend this huge amount in Mangalyaan.

    • On the other hand, optimists say that this mission will in turn reflect in the development of economy of the country and could possibly reduce poverty.


    What's your say...?

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    9 comments:

    Pravin Kumar said...

    450 crore is too pricey for our country....we have many problems to solve with that money.....the percentage of succeeded mars mission is only 40%.....so it's a boondoggle in my point of view....

    vignesh said...

    it may be costly but it is more important to showcase our skill and knowledge on the international stage,tat we are second to none.....if we were to succeed(which we hopefully would) in this mission tat would directly place us in the group of elite nations of the world.....so its worth risk i think....

    KABILAN NAKKEERAN said...

    the travellingcost is just 12 per km and its the cheapest ever mission to mars.... muthalidam nokki INDIA.....

    KABILAN NAKKEERAN said...

    its about the foreign policy that india holds will decide our power....if still we depend on america,they ll not let us come ahead of them....they ll underplay us and make them their puppet......

    KABILAN NAKKEERAN said...

    already the other countries of the world are using INDIA as a marketing place.... they use us as a market to sell their products....mainly china and america are using india to the core... if this continues then indian market ll be fully devastated and if it happens our local products ll be completely destroyed and our economy ll be lowered.....

    Rahul Ramfort said...

    @Pravin : if u think like that, we r spending even more money for sports... especially cricket and it's IPL... what about that then??

    Rahul Ramfort said...

    @Vignesh : Yeah... I second you.... This will make our country, a super power in space .

    Rahul Ramfort said...

    @Kabilan : Exactly... There is a need for a change and only then we can transform our nation into a developed country.. This mission should succeed... This will change the dynamics..

    ashok kumar said...

    It is much needed for a developing country lik india

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