Mangalyaan snippets

India's Rs.450-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will hit a century on New Year's Day after a flawless, but nail-bit ing entry into the Martian orbit on September 24, 2014.
Celebrations have been planned at Isro's Satellite Centre in Bengalaru to mark the milestone. This will include an MOM-related technical seminar.
On February 12, MOM completed 100 days in space en route to the Red Planet. MOM will be one of the main highlights at the Indian Science Congress to be held in Mumbai be tween January 3 and 7. A model of the spacecraft promises to be a principle attraction at the Congress exhibition, organized at the MMRDA grounds.
The Mars orbiter has nearly 40 kg of fuel left and the mission, originally planned for six months, is now expected to operate for a few years. Its electronic systems have been tested for a life of over 15 years.
Post-orbit insertion on September 24, Time magazine declared MOM as one of the top 25 scientific inventions in 2014 globally. Recently , the prestigious Nature magazine named Isro chair man K Radhakrishnan among the world's top 10 scientists.

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