Indian Programme - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


Today India is among the space elite nations. The nation which was once barely able to crawl is touching the orbit of another planet just after seven decades. All credit goes to the Indian space research organization. The success of the Chandaryaan-1 in 2008 encouraged the ISRO scientists to embark interplanetary mission to Mars. The objective of the paper is to understand the mission objectives, problems, bus systems, technology, and the results produce by MOM. Mission was full of challenges like time limitation, design the system that can survive in mars environment as the mars environment is cool and capable of operating in EBN, MTT, and MO environment, power system as mars is away from the sun and is receiving very less amount of solar rays, communication system was also the major challenge as it takes almost 42 minutes to receive back the signal, design autonomous system so that MOM can self-diagnose and can make the decision itself during a signal delay, navigation system and propulsion system as the target was to use the minimum amount of fuel due to budget constraint. To send and receive the information ground communication system was also developed named as Indian Deep Space Network. Where two antenna systems collect radio signals working at 20Kw power and are still receiving the information from MOM almost after 8 years. By designing MOM using indigenous technology and within such a small budget ISRO had done a commendable job.

The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.

You can register on the main website After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at using code "TakingFlight".

More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958

This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.