First image from India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

Date:17 April 2014 Tags:, , , , , ,

This is the first image of the Earth captured by the Mars Color Camera (MCC) on board India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft. It was taken on 29 November 2013 from an altitude of 67 975 km with a resolution of 3,53 km.

Successfully launched into Earth orbit on 5 November 2013, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan (“Mars-craft”), is the first interplanetary mission to the Red Planet by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Mars Orbiter Spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Mars on 24 September 2014.

Source: ISRO