Mars orbiter mission is over, rover now non-recoverable: Isro | India News


BENGALURU: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Monday confirmed that it has “declared that the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is non-recoverable and has attained its end-of-life”.
Stating that the matter was discussed during the recent national meet on eight years of MOM, an Isro statement read: “…Despite being designed for a life-span of six months as a technology demonstrator, MOM has lived for about eight years in the Martian orbit with a gamut of significant scientific results on Mars as well as on the Solar corona, before losing communication with the ground station, as a result of a long eclipse in April 2022.”
It was deliberated that “the propellant must have been exhausted, and therefore, the desired attitude pointing could not be achieved for sustained power generation. It was declared that the spacecraft is non-recoverable, and attained its end-of-life. The mission will be ever-regarded as a remarkable technological and scientific feat in the history of planetary exploration,” Isro added.


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