India is first nation to successfully put spacecraft in Mars orbit in maiden attempt

September 24, 2014 7:14 PM

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India is first nation to successfully put spacecraft in Mars orbit in maiden attempt

India scripted space history on Wednesday as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully inserted its low-cost Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft, or Mangalyaan, into an orbit around the Red Planet in its very first attempt.

This puts ISRO in the elite league of NASA, the European Space Agency and the erstwhile Soviet Union for carrying out successful missions to Mars.

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