India and the world got to know about the 'Mangalyaan' entering the orbit of Mars from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) which was capturing signals from the unmanned spacecraft, Australia said today.
China today congratulated India for its successful Mars mission saying that it was not only a proud achievement for the country and Asia but also a "landmark progress" in mankind's exploration of outer space.
History has been created today. India's first inter-planetary mission - 'Mars Orbiter Mission' (MOM) or Mangalyaan has been successfully placed into the Martian orbit and that too in the very first attempt.
Creating history in space, India on September 24, 2014, Wednesday successfully placed its Mangalyaan into the Martian orbit.Thus, India became the first Asian country to reach Mars and the first in the world to enter Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.
A day after successfully test-firing its dormant main engine, scientists of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) are all set to ensure India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, which has already traversed 662 million km, enters the orbit of the red planet on Wednesday morning as planned.