India made a tryst with destiny, yet again, on 24th September 2014. We successfully launched our maiden Mars Orbiter Mission. Working on a frugal budget, scientists at ISRO nailed it right at the very first attempt. A record that has evaded even the USA and Russia. At $74m, this interplanetary space mission from India is the cheapest one.
Below are some vignettes from India’s space mission adventure. Represented visually on world maps, these images help convey statistics and data instantly. The maps below were recreated using 24point0’s World Map Template for PowerPoint. These maps are fully editable and can be easily customized to fit into your corporate templates.
- Here is a visual that presents a comparitive study of the travel costs to the elusive red planet. Quite literally a journey on a shoestring budget!
- We already know the benefits of being a strong satellite operating nation. Reliable weather forecasts, increased communication channels and greater connectivity at every nook of the country are some of the benefits we experience everyday.
- With a strong presence already among the satellite operating nations, India has now joined the elite group of nations that have succeeded in their Mars exploration endeavours. Here is a map that shows India’s non-refutable place in the space exploration scenario.
Undoubtedly, this is a giant leap for India but we literally have miles to go before we can call ourselves a Space Superpower. But the firm first step has been taken. 🙂