Mangalyaan Current Affairs - 2020

China launches its first Mars Probe

On July 23, 2020, china launched its first successful Mars probe from the Wenchchang spacecraft launch site. The Mars probe has been named Tianwen 1. Highlights The Tianwen spacecraft was launched to fulfil three objectives as follows To orbit the red planet for comprehensive observation To land on Martian soil and send a rover to Read More…

Mangalyaan captures Image of Mars Biggest Natural Satellite ‘Phobos’

The Mangalyaan Mission (also known as Mars Orbiter Mission) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has captured the image of Phobos (the largest Moon or Natural Satellite of Mars) on 1st July 2020. The image was shared by ISRO on 3rd July 2020. The image of Phobos was captured from a distance of 4200 Read More…

Tianwen 1: China’s first Mars Exploration Mission

On April 24, 2020, the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) named its first Mars Exploration mission as Tianwen 1. The CNSA also announced that henceforth all the planetary missions are to be named as Tianwen series. Highlights The announcement comes on April 24 as China has been celebrating its National Space Day on April 24 Read More…

ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit

ISRO’s globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) also known as Mangalyaan completed three years in Martian orbit. It has outlived its original lifespan and is still in good health and continues to work as expected. On the occasion of completion of three years, ISRO released MOM second year science data from September 24, 2014 to Read More…

MOM completes one year of mission life around Mars

India’s globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft also known as Mangalyaan has completed one year of the mission life around Mars on 24 September 2015. During the entire one year, the spacecraft had acquired a large set of data of the red planet using all five payloads mounted on it by completing more than Read More…