Chronology of India’s Mars Mission

RSTV Bureau

Following is the chronology of events that traces the journey of Mangalyaan which lasted over 300 days:

Nov 5, 2013: ISRO’s PSLV C25 launches India’s Mars Orbiter
Mission from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Nov 7, 2013  : First Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 8, 2013  : Second Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 9, 2013  : Third Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 1, 2013  : Fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 12, 2013: Fifth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Nov 16, 2013: Sixth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

Dec 01, 2013: MOM leaves Earth’s orbit, Trans-Mars Injection performed.

Dec 04, 2013: MOM leaves Earth’s Sphere of Influence of 9.25 lakh km radius.

Dec 11, 2013:  First course correction manoeuvre performed on the spacecraft.

Jun 11, 2014: Second course correction manoeuvre executed.

Sep 22, 2014: MOM enters Mars’ Gravitational Sphere of
Influence; 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor test fired after
over 300 days of dormancy; last trajectory correction manoeuvre performed.

Sep 24, 2014: MOM reaches the intended orbit around Mars, making
India the first country in the world to have successfully
launched its mission to the Red Planet on the very first attempt.