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NASA reaffirms support to India’s Mars Orbiter Mission: ISRO

PTI Bangalore | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on October 06, 2013

NASA has reaffirmed its communications and navigation support to India’s Mars Orbiter Mission and stated that the current US Government partial shutdown would not affect ISRO’s launch schedule.

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft is scheduled for launch on the afternoon of October 28. The launch window remains open till November 19.

The American NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) is providing communications and navigation support to this mission with their Deep Space Network facilities.

“NASA/JPL authorities have reaffirmed support for the MOM as planned and stated that the current US government partial shutdown will not affect the schedule of MOM,” Bangalore-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement.

Published on October 06, 2013
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