Watching the Mars Orbiter Mission launch
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
04-11-2013 23:13 CST
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.
- ISRO's homepage
- ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission Facebook page
- Unmannedspaceflight.com Mars Orbiter Mission thread
- NASAspaceflight.com Mars Orbiter Mission thread
- NDTV Mission Mars
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:
- Spaceflightnow.com Mars Orbiter Mission page
- DoordarshanNational on Youtube Live
For more background on the mission, read my answers to frequently asked questions, or this terrific article by William Graham at NASAspaceflight.com.
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