Mangalyaan Commemorative Medallion
A silver plated brass coin with fine engraving that commemorates the launch of the Mangalyaan mission to Mars!
This medallion is sure to delight space enthusiasts and coin collectors. Comes in a protective display case.
The Mars Orbiter Mission (M.O.M.), also called Mangalyaan was India’s first interplanetary mission and was majorly led by women! In 2013, India reached the Mars - the Red Planet - India's space odyssey gets a turbo boost. Mangalyaan launched a probe carrying five instruments to study aspects of the red planet, from its mineral composition to potential signs of past life. Although estimated to survive only 6 months, the Mangalyaan is in its 7th year of orbiting Mars. It is a technologically huge challenge to make a small, 1,350kg-class satellite to go 25 crore kilometres and study another planet of the solar system. Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is also one of the cheapest interplanetary missions ever undertaken. The success in placing the spacecraft in the Martian orbit has made India the fourth space power after the United States, Europe and Russia to orbit or land on the Red Planet. With this, India has become the first nation in the world to have entered the Mars orbit in the first attempt. European, US and Russian probes have managed to orbit or land on the planet, but after several attempts.
This product is a tribute to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the country’s technological prowess as it stirs up national pride.
Care: Wipe it with moist cloth not too dry, not too wet.