Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

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 NASAspaceflight.com.

 
See other posts from November 2013

 

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

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

Planetary Defense

An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.

Donate

Featured Images

SpaceX CRS-8 landed booster
SES-10 static test fire
Jupiter's
Jupiter's
More Images

Featured Video

Class 9: Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!