India's first interplanetary mission, the Mars Orbiter Mission or the 'Mangalyaan' has completed four years in orbit.
To commemorate the four year anniversary the satellite sent back stunning images of the Red Planet.
Launched in November 2013, the Mars Orbiter Mission also known as 'Mangalyaan' is India’s pioneering mission to go to outer space, and inserted itself in Mars’s orbit during its first attempt on 24 September, 2013.
The satellite is one of ISRO's finest for its cost-effective engineering and construction, space-effective equipment in its payload, and its weight-balanced design.
The orbiter’s onboard camera has recorded over 980 images so far, which have been compiled into an atlas of the planet.
Mars’s two moons — Phobos and Deimos — have been captured up close by the orbiter’s Mars Colour Camera.
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter is also the only man-made satellite around Mars to catch and relay glimpses of the entire disc of Mars in a single frame, and the far side of its moon Deimos, the release said.
On the completion of four years in orbit, ISRO's Mars Orbiter twitter handle said: "It's been 4 years since I am around! Thank you for your love".
Over the course of its journey around Mars, MoM has captured the seasonal variations of the planet for two Martian years and has successfully managed to stay afloat and transmit valuable data for three and a half years more than it was originally built for.