Bengaluru, Oct 3: The Indian Space Research Organization confirmed on Monday that the Mars Orbiter has lost contact with the ground station and cannot be recovered and the Mangalyaan mission has ended.

ISRO has provided an update on the Mars Orbiter mission and a national gathering held on September 27 to commemorate MOM, on completion of eight years in Mars orbit.

It was also discussed that although MOM was designed for six months as a technology demonstrator, it lived for about eight years in Martian orbit with a range of significant scientific results on Mars as well as the solar corona before losing contact with the ground station as a result of the long eclipse in April 2022, the national space agency said.

During the national meeting, ISRO felt that the fuel must be exhausted and hence the “desired altitude” could not be reached for sustained power generation, ISRO said. “The spacecraft has been declared non-recoverable and end-of-life,” ISRO said in a statement. “

The mission will always be seen as an outstanding technological and scientific feat in the history of planetary exploration.”

MOM was launched on November 5, 2013, and after completing 300 days of interplanetary travel, it was placed into Mars orbit on September 24, 2014. scientific understanding of Martian surface features, morphology, and Martian atmosphere and exosphere,” ISRO said.


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