India’s Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) mission – watch live

Watch with us online the launch of the first India’s probe to planet Mars.

The launch of the launcher PSLV with Mangalyaan (also called Mars Orbiter) is scheduled on November 5, 2013, at 09:08 GMT from India’s spaceport located in Satish Dhavan Space Center on the island of Sriharikota on the east coast of India.

Image credit: ISRO.

PSLV launcher will take the probe into orbit at 23013 km above the Earth’s surface. Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) will escape the Earth’s gravity with help of six fires and the final escape maneuver will be on November 30, 2013. This way it will start its 10 monthly lasting journeys to planet Mars. Mangalyaan will reach the red planet on September 21, 2014, which will be one day after the arrival of the US probe Maven (launching from Earth on November 18, 2013).

The planned orbit of the Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) is an elliptical orbit with parameters 376,5 km – 80467,2 km above the surface of Mars.

Start of mission: November 5, 2013 – 09:08 GMT – first launch opportunity

Insertion on the orbit of Mars: September 21, 2014

The LIVE transmission ended

The comments on the mission you can find below in this article.

Download – external PDF materials (ISRO):

Live coverage:

November 11, 2013
22:55 GMT
Sunday’s fire of the motors of the Mars Orbiter was not successful, so the next try will be today afternoon (Monday, November 11, 2013). Monday’s fire was successful.

November 05, 2013
12:15 GMT
All systems of Mangalyaan are working fine and the probe is sending good telemetry data.

10:05 GMT
Primary and secondary solar panels are open normally.

10:02 GMT
The probe reached an elliptic orbit with parameters 246.9 km / 23,566 km

09:53 GMT
The probe is disconnected from the upper stage of the launcher

09:52 GMT
The fourth stage of the launcher is switched off normally as predicted

09:48 GMT
T+plus 40 min. The fourth stage in running OK

09:43 GMT
Turn-on of the fourth stage of PSLV with liquid propellant was successful. Its burning is expected for the next 8 min and 39 sec

09:29 GMT
T+plus 21 min. The fourth stage of PSLV disappeared from view of the ground observing stations according to the expectations. The start-up of the last stage of the PSLV launcher is expected at 09:43 GMT

09:18 GMT
The third stage of the launcher is disconnected

09:12 GMT
T+plus 4 min, 45 sec. The third stage with solid propellant entered operation after disconnection of the second stage. The burning will last for the next 112 seconds

09:10 GMT
T+plus 2 min, 15 sec. The first stage of the launcher PSLV was disconnected. Now will continue the burning of the second stage for the next two-and-a-half minute

09:08 GMT
Lift off! First India’s mission to Mars has begun

09:06 GMT
T-minus 90 seconds. In the next minute will continue the computer-assisted activation of motors with solid propellant

09:04 GMT
T-minus 2 min. Countdown continues. All systems are normal and the weather is fine

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