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India Mars mission: Scientists put Mangalyaan probe in orbit

Indian scientists have successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, becoming only the fourth space agency to do so.

The Mangalyaan robotic probe, one of the cheapest interplanetary missions ever, will soon begin work studying the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country had achieved the "near impossible".

Sanjoy Majumder reports from Bangalore.

  • 24 Sep 2014
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