The National Geographic Channel has announced that it will air a documentary on India’s Mars Obiter Mission (MOM). The documentary will premiere on the American cable and satellite channel on November 5. The documentary will feature a one-hour show about the mission including its making and the challenges that the team faced during the entire time.
The documentary is also an opportunity for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to recall the amazing feat that National Geographic Channhel to broadcast ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) on November 5 was achieved by the 100-member team for the Mars mission.
The documentary will premier exactly two years after the launch of the mission. The Mars Orbiter craft was launched from Sriharikota on November 5, 2013. National Geographic announced that the show will be aired at 10 pm on Thursday.
Having the documentary aired on National Geographic is yet another milestone for India. It points to the fact that India is receiving more recognition for the good job done with the MOM mission. It is a testament to the country’s ability to achieve amazing feats and its presence on the technological front is certainly being felt.
The craft circled the earth for 25 days before it set course for the red planet. It traversed through space over the duration of 10 months before finally arriving at its destination.
The spacecraft mission was huge success and has been sending images back to the command station on earth. It was expected to last six months on Mars’ terrain.
ISRO Satellite Centre’s Director, M. Annadurai announced that the mission’s team will meet to go over various aspects of the mission including thermal systems, communication and power performance. They will, therefore, use an analysis of the Mars Obiter’s performance to create references for future space missions.
One of the officials revealed that National Geographic filmed the documentary about six months ago but included footage recorded during the assembly of the spacecraft.
The documentary was successfully made through the successful collaborations with key members of the Mars Orbiter Mission.