ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission successfully completes 4 years which was supposed to last only for 6 months
India’s Space Research Organization has successfully completed 4 years and is still going strong with its mission of Mars Orbiter around the Martian Orbit. Mars Orbiter Mission labeled as MO M was to survive for six months since its launch on 24th September 2014 and to collect scientific data as fast as possible but for the Organization it has been a proud moment that it is still in operation which was evident from their tweet of the achievement.
The historic mission made the headlines around the world with its low cost production less than the Hollywood movie Gravity and speech by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi after its successful launch.
It is fascinating to know that NASA has a rover wandering and studying the Red Planet since 2004.