Media playback is unsupported on your device

Inside India's Mars mission HQ

5 November 2013 Last updated at 16:27 GMT

India has successfully launched a spacecraft to Mars - with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach the planet.

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

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder watched the launch and said there was "a tremendous sense of excitement" as the mission began.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.