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First Indian Martian probe launched into Earth orbit

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India for the first time in stories country launched an unmanned spacecraft to mars.


In 13.08 Moscow time, the PSLV-C25 rocket with the Mangalyan probe was launched from the Indian Shriharikot cosmodrome with the Mangalyan probe to explore Mars. The probe successfully separated from the launch vehicle and went into Earth orbit, according to the Indian Space Research Organization.

According to calculations, the device will reach the orbit of Mars in 300 days - in September 2014. It will revolve around Mars in search of evidence that the "red planet" once had conditions suitable for life, like the earth. The device has several scientific instruments: a probe for detecting methane, a color image chamber, a pressure analyzer and a spectrometer.

Critics of the project believe that the main reason for the launch was rivalry with China, and not the desire to make a scientific discovery.

Initially, the launch was scheduled for October 28, but it was postponed due to bad weather in the Indian Ocean.

Recall that since 2012, Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) have begun to implement the Mars Exo Mars project, which involves launching an orbital Mars probe in 2016 and a rover - in 2018.
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  1. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 6 November 2013 11: 02
    10
    In general, India is a country of contrasts. On the one hand, it launches an unmanned spacecraft to Mars, and on the other half of the country lives on the street in boxes in which they eat and defecate.
    1. DEfindER
      DEfindER 6 November 2013 11: 18
      10
      Quote: Milafon
      India is a country of contrasts. On the one hand, it launches an unmanned spacecraft to Mars. On the other hand, half the country lives on the street in boxes.

      Well, in general, we lost our phobos-soil, if it goes on, then we will not even be the second space power, but the first from the end .. The soul hurts especially for our space, so many failures lately, we have to do something ..
    2. Civil
      Civil 6 November 2013 11: 26
      +5
      With effective managers in the country of Elephants it is bad ... it would be necessary to send Chubais to help them
      1. alone
        alone 6 November 2013 21: 30
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        With effective managers in the country of Elephants it is bad ... it would be necessary to send Chubais to help them


        and the Hindus need IT?
    3. Migari
      Migari 6 November 2013 11: 36
      +4
      I agree about the contrasts, but we must pay tribute. Hindus receive more and more profit from modern information technologies, mechanical engineering, and pharmacology, which makes it possible to treat India with respect.
      1. nazgul-ishe
        nazgul-ishe 6 November 2013 11: 48
        +3
        Repeat our way into space. The race with China will not end well.
        1. Santa Fe
          Santa Fe 6 November 2013 12: 18
          13
          it’s curious: if the probe were launched by the United States, the reaction of those present here would be fundamentally different: instead of a good humor about Indian culture and Gagarin, the public would sneak with malice and mock NASA’s achievements

          This is despite the fact that everything we know about the solar system - 99% merit of American stations Pioneer, Voyager, Messenger, StarDast, Magellan, Ulysses, Galileo, Cassini, Viking, Opportunity, Curiosity, Passfinder, MPO (Martian orbital reconnaissance - 10 years in Mars orbit), Juno, New Horizons in space for 9 years (this probe and gets to Pluto only by 2015) ... The Yankees are the only ones who can send probes to the hard-to-reach Mercury and the outer planets of the solar system. So, purely for thought - not a single country (neither the USSR, nor even the Russian Federation, nor India, nor the ESA) sent probes further than Venus and Mars.

          By the way, the Yankees will not remain in debt - nand on November 18, 2013, the launch of MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) is planned - a probe to study the atmosphere of Mars.

          New Horizons Probe Assembly
          1. The fat man
            The fat man 7 November 2013 01: 34
            0
            I agree with you completely drinks
        2. Siberian German
          Siberian German 6 November 2013 15: 34
          +2
          and we don’t drive with them - they go ahead and we degrade as you see - what kind of race
    4. Mikado
      Mikado 6 November 2013 12: 35
      +1
      So they have such a climate, it’s warm, live your whole life in Goa, sleep in a hammock on the seashore and don’t blow a mustache)
    5. Siberian German
      Siberian German 6 November 2013 15: 33
      +2
      And you remember what the USSR was like in 61 — you still haven’t completely restored everything after the war, but you have already launched Gagarin into space. And now. and generally b ... b ... b Indians launched a probe into orbit, and ours did not even jump to orbit. I am reading this article and I am really ashamed. I am ashamed.
    6. sens99.ru
      sens99.ru 6 November 2013 17: 31
      0
      Indian umbrella - sounds like a curse! wassat
  2. domokl
    domokl 6 November 2013 11: 03
    +6
    laughing Conclusion ... Damn it, with this Mars, but the fact that India has carriers for the delivery of nuclear weapons to anywhere in the world
  3. ReifA
    ReifA 6 November 2013 11: 03
    0
    The probe will bring samples of Indian culture to Mars - traditional outfits and several films. The program also includes dancing the probe with the Martians. :-)
    1. a52333
      a52333 6 November 2013 11: 27
      +8
      AND MOVIES !!!!!!!!!! Not. well, at least kill me, I can’t take them seriously fellow .
      1. Canep
        Canep 6 November 2013 11: 48
        +1
        And I can’t watch IT at all (Indian cinema).
        1. a52333
          a52333 6 November 2013 19: 41
          0
          My congratulations. Those who watch are condolences, for this is a sentence.
  4. avt
    avt 6 November 2013 11: 23
    +1
    Quote: ReifA
    Indian Culture - Traditional Outfits and Several Films

    Uh! And they forgot the elephants! How can it be without elephants! laughing
  5. sanyabasik
    sanyabasik 6 November 2013 11: 41
    +1
    But India went the right way ..
    1. SHILO
      SHILO 6 November 2013 14: 17
      +3
      Alexander. Well, you shouldn't be so! When the yaw rate sensor is correctly installed, what remains? Right! Count on God's providence. The practice of sprinkling missiles must be expanded and welcomed. It is obligatory to sprinkle "Bulava", Ka-52 helicopter, etc. And you with your picture!
      P.S. My plus.
  6. ZU-23
    ZU-23 6 November 2013 11: 49
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    I am sincerely happy for the Hindus, it is nice to see that their people have come to this invention, not like the Americans, they bought everyone and their people have degraded.
  7. nazgul-ishe
    nazgul-ishe 6 November 2013 11: 57
    +3
    You can understand the Indians. Overpopulation ahead, where to put the people. After intelligence, they will send yogis then themselves.
  8. TAIM
    TAIM 6 November 2013 12: 08
    0
    He served in the ShMAS training in Chardzhou. in Turkmenistan during the Soviet era. I remember in all cinemas and video salons there were Indian films. our officers joked Indian cinema is a Turkmen fairy tale. all sessions are jam-packed. Turkmens thronged to watch.
  9. Santa Fe
    Santa Fe 6 November 2013 12: 25
    +2
    By the way, how are the Indians going to solve issues with interplanetary communication?

    Again, like Roscosmos, will they use NASA antennas in Goldstone and Canberra?

    Long-range space communications complex in Canberra. The 70-meter "dish" is capable of communicating with Voyager at a distance of 18 billion km and this is not the limit ...

    18 billion - to travel such a distance, you need to drive a car at a speed of 100 km / h for 20 years. Then you need to look around and consider the light from the refrigerator light at the beginning of the journey (000W - this is the power of Voyager's transmitter)
  10. major071
    major071 6 November 2013 12: 25
    +5
    So they flew into space 5000 years ago. Soon, the Indians will completely decipher their ancient books of Mahabharata and Ramayana, and then they will build vimans according to the drawings of 5000 years ago. Here you have India.
    1. nazgul-ishe
      nazgul-ishe 6 November 2013 13: 28
      0
      Papelac thing is good only gravity caps are not enough.
  11. vlad_pr
    vlad_pr 6 November 2013 13: 28
    +2
    Yes, elephants are cool, but the numbers called Arabic are still Indian, again chess, the basics of probability theory, etc. Surely your wives, in case of back illnesses or "my head hurts," use elementary yoga techniques. Or yourself, getting into a rage in a relationship with a faithful, without even reading, you perform kama in the morning, and then, having laid the children, kama in the evening. Joke. If you read textbooks of astronomy, mathematics, physiology, etc. of the late 19th - 20th centuries, you will be pleasantly surprised. Also on weekends our TV channels are different from where they cook something called 3.14zdy, this is mainly Vedic cuisine, which is very close to Ours, almost a relative. The main meaning of which, do no harm, and "if you want to keep yourself in shape, eat anything, except for the completely harmful, only a bucket a day less."
    Sincerely.
  12. nemec55
    nemec55 6 November 2013 15: 05
    +1
    Neighing, there are many horses divorced and happy for the people ??? And thanks to SWEET_SIXTEEN for smart comments ..
    1. Santa Fe
      Santa Fe 6 November 2013 15: 31
      +3
      No, I'm certainly a Russian and a patriot. But I will not repeat nonsense that the Yankees can’t do anything in space. Does anyone seriously believe that Roskosmos will continue to sit like a seal on ice, and the Russian Federation will continue to maintain priority in space?

      Taunting NASA is the lot of the ignorant.

      The new manned spacecraft Orion, the first test launch is scheduled for 2014. The device is designed for flights to LEO and beyond the limits of near-earth orbits - to the Moon, Lagrange points and the nearest asteroids. However, everything is not very fun here - for such expeditions new engines are needed on new physical. principles - with high thrust and high specific impulse, capable of accelerating the vehicle up to speeds of hundreds of km / s in a short time. Without this, manned interplanetary missions are impossible.

      Alas, Humanity does not have such engines now. Even in theory. Orion is an attempt to squeeze the most out of existing technologies
  13. mithridate
    mithridate 6 November 2013 15: 19
    0
    India - well done
  14. killganoff
    killganoff 6 November 2013 15: 20
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    And at that time Roisya forward !!! 21st century, in the interplanetary space there are no vehicles with Russian symbols. But on the surface and orbits of the Moon, Venus and Mars, carriers of the symbols of the USSR remained.
  15. DimYang
    DimYang 6 November 2013 15: 22
    0
    Indians are growing above themselves.
  16. USNik
    USNik 6 November 2013 15: 36
    0
    The Indians are great, they will take a picture from the orbit of the American "Curiosity". By the way, is he still driving? Or were all operators fired because of the sequestration?
    1. Santa Fe
      Santa Fe 6 November 2013 15: 49
      +3
      Quote: USNik
      the American "Curiosity" will be taken from orbit. By the way, is he still driving? Or were all the operators fired because of the sequestration?

      As of November 2013, two Mars rovers are operating on Mars

      - "Opportunity" (MER-B) - spent 10 years on the surface of the Red Planet, during which time it crawled 38 km
      - "Curiosity" (MSL) - has been working on Mars since July last year

      Also, in the orbit of Mars are:
      - Mars Odyssey (NASA) - 12 years in space
      - Martian Orbital Scout (NASA) - 7 years in Mars orbit
      - Mars Express (European Space Agency) - 8 years in Mars orbit

      it is these stations that provide the relay of signals of rovers to the Earth.

      Also, a Dawn probe (NASA) recently conducted a study of Mars from a passing trajectory - flown by, its ultimate goal is the asteroid belt

      Yes ... I am really ashamed of Roskosmos and its alleged "priority" in Space

      Here it is, the family of Mars explorers (former and current, successful and failed)
      1. Pimply
        Pimply 6 November 2013 19: 44
        +1
        Opportunity is generally brilliant, of course, they are great fellows. 10 years on another planet is just awesome.
  17. Makarov
    Makarov 6 November 2013 15: 44
    0
    And in the country of poverty (unprintable word) ....
  18. APASUS
    APASUS 6 November 2013 19: 06
    +1
    I want to say that sending the Mars automatic probe to Mars by the Indians is a serious breakthrough for the country, no matter what motive they use for it. During the perestroika, we spent all our elemental base and now we can’t do anything without import, but the Indians are not progressing well in this area. It may make sense to create a couple of joint ventures in electronics, software, at least on the same satellites.
  19. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 6 November 2013 20: 26
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    I want to say that sending the Mars automatic probe to Mars by the Indians is a serious breakthrough for the country, no matter what motive they use for it. During the perestroika, we spent all our elemental base and now we can’t do anything without import, but the Indians are not progressing well in this area. It may make sense to create a couple of joint ventures in electronics, software, at least on the same satellites.

    I agree with you! Glad for the Indians .. sincerely! We need to integrate in all directions. We have been friends with them for a long time (not traitors for sure) .. Someone here wrote that our ancestors settled in India .. (and evidence of supposedly birch bark scrolls, etc. ..) well, it doesn’t matter .. I believe the main trust is cooperation!
  20. Monk in the world
    Monk in the world 6 November 2013 23: 43
    0
    MCC - Probe! Give us the telemetry data and the time of the last trajectory correction!
    PROBE - No, I won’t give you anything! I'll sing to you!

    Interestingly, what is more important - to feed a third of the starving in the country, put an end to unsanitary conditions in the streets, build several dozen or even hundreds of apartments and houses at the expense of the project instead of barracks from plastic bags and cardboard, or probe Mars? On Mars, you can probably light more with state subsidies than on social programs. Just like in the homeland.