Sriharikota, October 6: September witnessed birth anniversaries of many satellites like Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), AstroSat, SCATSAT-1, etc. Let us also wish these satellites Happy Birthday! Following are the names of satellites developed by Indian Space Research Organization ISRO who gave us the imaginative world of our solar system in real. These satellites have also provided us in forecasting weathers, cyclones etc.
Happy Birthday Mars Orbiter Mission!
Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was launched on November 5, 2013, and was successfully inserted into Martian orbit on September 24, 2014 in its first attempt. MOM completed three years orbiting around the Planet Mars as on September 24, 2017. On this occasion, Space Science Programme Office, ISRO Had conducted a ‘MOM Science Meet’ on September 25, 2017.
Happy Birthday AstroSat!
The first dedicated Indian Astronomy mission, AstroSat also completed two years in orbit on September 28, 2017. In order to commemorate two years completion of AstroSat in orbit, Space Science Programme Office (SSPO), ISRO Headquarters organised an “AstroSat Science Meet” at ISRO HQ, Bangalore during 26 – 27 September 2017. A Poster "AstroSat Picture of the month - September 2017" was also released on this occasion.
Happy Birthday SCATSAT-1!
SCATSAT-1 completed one year in orbit on September 26, 2017. It was launched on September 26, 2016 on-board PSLV-C35. SCATSAT-1 is a continuity mission for Oceansat-2 Scatterometer to provide wind vector data products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users. It has provided valuable input data in the area of weather forecasting and cyclone detection & tracking to the National as well as International users. The SCATSAT-1 data is extensively used on daily basis with the usage touching about 85,000 downloads per month from NRSC web portal.
Other Satellites launched during Last Week of September are GSAT-10 on Sep 29, 2012, Oceansat-2 on Sep 23, 2009, INSAT-3E on Sep 28, 2003 and IRS-1D on Sep 29, 1997.