India launches Mars Orbiter Mission
The PSLV C25, carrying Mangalyaan
or the Mars Orbiter Mission lifted-off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR located on Sriharikota Island, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon. This is India's first Mars mission, and no country has been fully successful on its first try
India's Mars satellite, which will collect information about the planet's atmosphere and surface, is expected to enter the Martian orbit on September 24, 2014. Five solar-powered instruments aboard Mangalyaan will gather data to help determine how Martian weather systems work.Mangalyaan will also search Mars for methane, a key chemical in life processes on Earth that could also come from geological processes.
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