ISRO confirms Mangalyaan mission on Mars comes to an end
New Delhi : Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO) on Monday officially announced that the nation's maiden Mars mission is now over as the Mangalyaan is non-recoverable. It has been over a decade since when Mangalyaan mission was launched; the scientists say that it has run out of fuel which is making it impossible to recover.
On September 27, 2022, ISRO organized a one-day national meeting to discuss the final status of the mission. The Mangalyaan has been in Martian orbit for more than eight years.
During the meeting, the scientists notified that the propellants must have been exhausted by now to keep the sustainable power for the spacecraft.
"It was declared that the spacecraft is non-recoverable, and attained its end-of-life. The mission will be ever-regarded as a remarkable technological and scientific feat in the history of planetary exploration," Isro said in a statement confirming that the Mars mission is officially over.
With Mangalyaan mission, the world got to know about the atmosphere of the Martian planet and the composition of gases there.
The Mars mission had already exceeded expectations as it remained operational for over eight years when it was designed for a six-month-long mission around Martian orbit.
Mangalyaan was launched in 2013 onboard PSLV-C25 as the first interplanetary mission from India, making Isro the fourth space agency in the world to launch such a mission beyond Earth's orbit.
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