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ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit


The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO has said that its Mars Orbiter Mission, MOM which has completed three years in its Martian orbit is in good health and continues to work as expected.

On the occasion of completion of three years in its Martian orbit yesterday, the space body today released MOM second year science data from September 24, 2014 to September 23, 2016.

ISRO Spokesman Deviprasad Karnik said, the scientific analysis of the data received from the spacecraft is in progress.

The 450-crore rupees MOM mission aims at studying the Martian surface and mineral composition as well as scan its atmosphere for methane which is an indicator of life on Mars.

ISRO had launched the spacecraft on its nine-month-long odyssey on a homegrown PSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013.

The space agency has said that it was seeking scientific proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2 to expand inter-planetary research.

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