Mars Spacecraft 100 Days Away from Destination

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Bengaluru: India’s Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet exactly after 100 days as it is coasting towards its target having covered almost 70% of its journey.

On September 24, a very significant technological milestone of the Mars Orbiter Mission called Mars Orbit Insertion is planned, the Indian Space Research Organization, which is headquartered in Bengaluru, said on Monday.

The spacecraft, which is racing towards its target in its 300-day voyage in deep space, is at a radio distance of 108 million km from earth. A signal takes six minutes to reach Earth from the probe.
The spacecraft and its five payloads are in good health, Isro said in a post on its Mars Orbit Mission Facebook page. Read more here.