National Geographic Channel has collaborated with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to air a documentary on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which shall premier on American cable and satellite channel on November 5. The one-hour feature includes the mission in its developmental stage, the challenges the team faced during the whole time, live action visuals, graphical content and expert interviews. It was on November 5, 2013 when the country’s first inter-planetary mission was launched, and it entered Mars’ orbit on September 14, 2014. The programme shall be telecast 9 p.m. in English and Hindi with even regional language options made available. The show shall be repeated for the next 24 hours to ensure maximum viewership.
FOX international channels (India) business head Swati Mohan stated that the documentary includes all the drama, last minute preparations, countdown and the successful launch. The documentary was made with the cooperation of ISRO, the institute that made possible this historic mission. ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar added that ISRO’s pride shall be relived on television when the show airs, explaining the journey, science and technology behind the landmark.
The special featurette aims to simplify the science employed in the mission, while experts shall detail the finer nuances of the technology and demonstrate the nature of the Mars Orbiter Mission.