Rocket probe to Mars launched in India
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Mission to Mars: India launches first spacecraft to Red Planet

India has successfully launched its first ever mission to Mars.

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

The spacecraft is due to reach its destination in September 2014 and will orbit the Red Planet looking for signs that it could support life.

  • 05 Nov 2013
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