Recently Isro's mars orbitor has completed 4 years in mars orbit I guess. I am proud of that as I am Indian. but as curious person I still wonder for proofs of that mars orbitor is still in mars orbit . Isro still havenot possesed capabilities like nasa to produce good images , so its hard a bit for common people like me to believe in that. I am not questioning credibilities of ISRO. Before few years same questiones were raised for NASA moon mission. So big questions is that is there any oraganization which take care of whether achievement of missions are authenticate or not ?

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    $\begingroup$ There will always be people who 'don't belive in science' or accomplishments and proving these people wrong is virtually impossible as they're dead-set in their ways. If you're looking for proof that the MOM mission is still active, you can check the Wikipedia page which cites all of the orbiter's activity. $\endgroup$
    – Dragongeek
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ Does it really have to be a central world organization or does the existence of various other trustworthy organizations which validate the authenticity of some space missions count? $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 13:21
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    $\begingroup$ People perfectly understood what you were asking, they just questioned the need for such a central world organization. $\endgroup$
    – user10509
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ @RahulRabhadiya Because minus the section about the FAI, the answer below is "No". We wanted to make sure that you had written the question in such a way that you would get the most informative answer. $\endgroup$
    – called2voyage
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ The Deep Space Network supports ISRO when the spacecraft is not visible from India. If you keep checking their website you might be able to see when the spacecraft is using the network.That probably won't convince your typical conspiracy theorist but it is a verification of sorts. Here is the site: eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html $\endgroup$
    – ventsyv
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 19:45

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Some spaceflight records are authenticated by the FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale) under its sub-body FAI Astronautic Records Commission but these are generally highest/longest/fastest type records involving human spaceflight. A famous controversy arose over Yuri Gagarin's flight because of FAI rules stating that the pilot had to land in his vehicle to be eligible for a record.

But the general facts of space accomplishments are typically announced by the agency that performs them, and it is up to everyone who doubts them to use their critical thinking and research skills to confirm or deny them for their own purposes.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks , "it is up to everyone who doubts them to use their critical thinking and research skills to confirm or deny them for their own purposes." its pretty good line ! but to be critical is wrong or right ? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ @RahulRabhadiya critical thinking and criticizing are different things $\endgroup$
    – jkavalik
    Commented Nov 7, 2017 at 16:07

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