Source: Social Media01 Jan 2016 14:40:28
Bengaluru January 1: As the world marked its entry into New Year with a hope of prosperity and advancement, the Indian Space giant shared a new picture of Mars after MOM black out. Due to MOM blackout, all the instruments are up and started acquiring data as usual. Mars Color Camera (MCC), the eye of MOM continues to send beautiful images of Martian terrain.
Since June 22, the sun had blocked Mars from the earth snapping communication with the satellite. Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) during this period will go into an "autonomous mode" and will take its decisions, a senior Indian Space Research Organisation official told PTI.
This image is pertaining to Sinus Sabaeus quadrangle of Mars, above Dawes crater and to the left of Schroeter crater. This image was captured on July 14, 2015 at an altitude of 2555 km with a resolution of 132.8 m.
Admitting that it was first time when the deep space network at Baylalu, about 30 km from here, would be out of touch with the Orbiter for such a long time, the official said the spacecraft had been equipped and programmed to undergo the transition.
The $70-million (Rs.450-crore) Mars mission was launched on November 5, 2013, on board a polar rocket from ISRO's spaceport Sriharikota off the Bay of Bengal, about 80 km northeast of Chennai.