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India to launch Mars mission 2 days after Delhi on Nov 5

Chennai: India's ambitious Rs.450 crore space mission to Mars has been scheduled for Nov 5, said a top Indian space agency official today."The Mars mission has been fixed for Nov 5. The heat shield of

IANS [ Updated: October 22, 2013 17:35 IST ]
india to launch mars mission 2 days after delhi on nov 5
india to launch mars mission 2 days after delhi on nov 5

Chennai: India's ambitious Rs.450 crore space mission to Mars has been scheduled for Nov 5, said a top Indian space agency official today.






"The Mars mission has been fixed for Nov 5.

The heat shield of the rocket (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-PSLV) has been closed and the final electrical checks will be carried out Wednesday," K. Radhakrishnan, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS.

ISRO will be firing its landmark rocket soon after Diwali.

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