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India's Mission Mars takes off successfully

India's Mission Mars takes off successfully

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 06, 2013 12:08 IST ]
  • India launched its first mission to Mars from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The project was completed in 15 months at a cost of USD 73 million or Rs. 450 crore. Mangalyaan, which means Mars craft in Hindi, lifted off at 2 38 pm from Sriharikota, 80 kilometres from Chennai.
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    India launched its first mission to Mars from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The project was completed in 15 months at a cost of USD 73 million or Rs. 450 crore. Mangalyaan, which means Mars craft in Hindi, lifted off at 2 38 pm from Sriharikota, 80 kilometres from Chennai.
  • Mangalyaan has a formidable itinerary a 300 day, 780 million kilometre (485 million mile) journey to orbit Mars and survey its geology and atmosphere.
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    Mangalyaan has a formidable itinerary a 300 day, 780 million kilometre (485 million mile) journey to orbit Mars and survey its geology and atmosphere.
  • An evolved version of India's domestically developed Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with extended rockets, is taking the Mangalyaan into an elliptical arc around the Earth.
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    An evolved version of India's domestically developed Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with extended rockets, is taking the Mangalyaan into an elliptical arc around the Earth.
  • India is aiming to become only the fourth country or group of countries to reach the Red Planet, after the Soviet Union, United States and Europe.
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    India is aiming to become only the fourth country or group of countries to reach the Red Planet, after the Soviet Union, United States and Europe.
  • Indian Space and Research Organization Chairman, K. Radhakrishnan, center, addresses the media after the launch of the rocket carrying the Mars orbiter from Sriharikota, at Sriharikota. (AP Photo)
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    Indian Space and Research Organization Chairman, K. Radhakrishnan, center, addresses the media after the launch of the rocket carrying the Mars orbiter from Sriharikota, at Sriharikota. (AP Photo)
  • A rocket carrying the Mars orbiter streaks across the sky after taking off from the east coast island of Sriharikota. (AP Photo)
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    A rocket carrying the Mars orbiter streaks across the sky after taking off from the east coast island of Sriharikota. (AP Photo)