Rocket probe to Mars launched in India
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India launches spacecraft to Mars

India has successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars.

The Mars Orbiter Mission took off at 09:08 GMT from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the country's east coast.

It is set to travel for 300 days, reaching Mars orbit in 2014.

Andrew North reports from Chennai.

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