India's Mars Mission back on track after initial glitch

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 November 2013, 08:04 AM

India's mission to Mars, which was launched last week, is said to be back on track. An early morning operation by ISRO pushed the spacecraft to a higher velocity as planned.

India’s Mars mission hit its first hurdle on Monday. The satellite had failed to raise its orbit by required 100,000 km on Tuesday.

The 350-tonne launch vehicle left for its unmanned mission on November 5 from the space port of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The Mangalyan mission was announced just 15 months ago by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after China’s satellite failed to leave the earth’s orbit.

First Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 08:03 AM
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