MangalYaan (Part 3)
MangalYaan (Part 3)

Assembly of the PSLV-XL launch vehicle, designated C25, started on 5 August 2013. The mounting of the five scientific instruments was completed at Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, and the finished spacecraft was shipped to Sriharikota on 2 October 2013 for integration to the PSLV-XL launch vehicle. The satellite's development was fast-tracked and completed in a record 15 months. Despite the US federal government shutdown, NASA reaffirmed on 5 October 2013 it would provide communications and navigation support to the mission "with their Deep Space Network facilities.". During a meeting on 30 September 2014, NASA and ISRO officials signed an agreement to establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore Mars. One of the working group's objectives will be to explore potential coordinated observations and science analysis between the MAVEN orbiter and MOM, as well as other current and future Mars missions.

Team Edit

Some of the scientists and engineers involved in the mission include:


K Radhakrishnan led as Chairman ISRO.

Mylswamy Annadurai was the Programme Director and in charge of budget management as well as direction for spacecraft configuration, schedule and resources.

S Ramakrishnan was a Director who helped in developing the liquid propulsion system of the PSLV launcher.

P. Kunhikrishnan was a Project Director in the PSLV programme. He was also a Mission director of PSLV-C25/Mars Orbiter Mission.

Moumita Dutta was the Project manager of the Mars Orbiter Mission.

Nandini Harinath was the Deputy Operations Director of Navigation.

Ritu Karidhal was the Deputy Operations Director of Navigation.

BS Kiran was the Associate Project Director of Flight Dynamics.

V Kesava Raju was the Mars Orbiter Mission Director.

V Koteswara Rao was ISRO scientific secretary.

Chandradathan was the Director of the Liquid Propulsion System.

A. S. Kiran Kumar was the Director of the Satellite Application Centre.

MYS Prasad is the Director at Satish Dhawan Space Centre. He was also the Chairman at Launch Authorisation Board.

SK Shivakumar was a Director at the ISRO Satellite Centre. He was also a Project Director for the Deep Space Network.

Subbiah Arunan was a Project Director at Mars Orbiter Mission.

B Jayakumar was an Associate Project Director at the PSLV programme who was responsible for testing the rocket systems.

MS Pannirselvam was the Chief General Manager at the Sriharikota Rocket port and was tasked to maintain launch schedules.


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