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Watching the Mars Orbiter Mission launch

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

04-11-2013 23:13 CST

Topics: Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), mission status

As I begin to write this, it's 9 pm in Los Angeles. It's 13.5 hours ahead in India, so 10:30 a.m., about four hours until the planned launch time for the Mars Orbiter Mission. I've covered American and European and Russian and Japanese and Chinese launches before; India is a new adventure.

That means I'm not totally sure how best to get information about the mission. Here is a list I've compiled of places that I'll be watching for news. I may add to this over the course of the evening as I learn of new sources.

Static websites:

A variety of sources on Twitter (I'll RT the newsiest ones, so just follow me, @elakdawalla)

Live video feeds, which appear to be starting at 14:00 IST, which is 12:30 a.m. here:

For more background on the mission, read my answers to frequently asked questions, or this terrific article by William Graham at

See other posts from November 2013


Or read more blog entries about: Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), mission status


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