Indian Mars Orbiter Lifts Off

Credit: NASA
NEW DELHI — India successfully launched its first Mars orbiter on Nov. 5. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was boosted by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C25), standing about 44 meters tall and weighing nearly 320 tons. Liftoff took place at 2:38 p.m. local time from the Sriharikota spaceport...

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