India’s maiden mars mission is taking shape with the integration of the spacecraft purse having commenced at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Satellite Centre. A senior official of ISRO said: “The integration of the spacecraft purse, comprising the structure and several sub‐systems, including power systems, controlling systems, telemetry and command systems, has begun at the ISRO Satellite Centre.” This process is likely to take another four weeks, following which the integration of the payloads will commence. “We will move the satellite and the spacecraft to Sriharikota by September, from where it will be launched,” he said. The satellite will be leaving the earth’s orbit in November this year and will cruise in space for about 10 months before finally entering the Red Planet.
Source: Deccan Herald