On September 24, 2016, Chairman, ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space has released the first year of MOM Long-term archive data for the duration of Sept 24, 2014, to Sept 23, 2015, in the public domain.
Mars Orbiter Mission is ISRO’s first interplanetary mission and is orbiting around Mars in an elliptical orbit of about 343 km x 71191 km as on 16th September 2016.Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is a complex technological mission considering the critical mission operations and stringent requirements on propulsion, communications and other bus systems of the spacecraft.
Being the first Indian mission to the planet Mars, the primary technological objective was to design and realize a spacecraft with a capability to – perform EarthBound Manoeuvre, reach Mars (Martian Transfer Trajectory) with the least amount of fuel, Mars Orbit Insertion and then to orbit around Mars. It has been configured to undertake limited scientific studies during the orbital life of the spacecraft, using the five Indian scientific instruments on board to study the Mars surface and its atmosphere.
MOM carries a suite of five scientific payloads with a total mass of about 14 kg. The payloads are:
- Mars Colour Camera (MCC)
- Methane Sensor for Mars (MSM)
- Thermal Infra-Red Imaging Spectrometer (TIS)
- Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyzer (MENCA)
- Lyman-Alpha Photometer (LAP)
After a 300 days journey in deep space, on September 24, 2014, India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft successfully entered into an elliptical orbit around planet Mars by firing its 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor along with eight smaller liquid engines.
Online MOM data sets archive
The MOM archive will contain spacecraft data and instrument data, as well as derived or merged instrument data (wherever applicable). The MOM data sets are disseminated through an online archive, where the data are delivered electronically. A data set will include the instrument data as well as the ancillary data, software, and necessary documentation that support the use of these data products. In general, the data products from different instruments are contained in separate data sets. Data sets may include data products from one or separate data sets.
Mars acquired data sets have been archived in long term archive PDS standards meant for planetary observations. Long-term Archive data sets belonging to Sep, 2014 to Sep, 2015 is released for Announce opportunity collaborators and public. Rest of the data sets will be released at every six-month schedule as per best practices in the planetary data system.
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