India's Mars orbiter set for Red Planet rendezvous (+video)

September 23, 2014 9:33 PM

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India's Mars orbiter set for Red Planet rendezvous (+video)

After a 10-month journey, India's Mangalyaan orbiter is scheduled to start circling Mars following a 24-minute orbital insertion maneuver. 

India's first-ever mission to Mars is ready to make its historic arrival this week, hot on the heels of a NASA probe that just reached the Red Planet on Sunday.

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