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India's Mars mission

Mangalyaan, India's first Mars mission, completes 1,000 Earth days in Martian orbit

The spacecraft is expected to circle the planet for another five years as it has still got about 15kg of fuel left.

Jun 20, 2017, 11:12 AM IST

ISRO conferred 2014 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for historic Mars mission

The Prize was presented by former Prime Minister and IGMT trustee, Dr Manmohan Singh, in the presence of Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (IGMT), and was received by Shri AS Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO on behalf of ISRO.

May 19, 2017, 10:38 AM IST

Mangalyaan's photo of Red Planet appears in National Geographic cover

India's maiden mission to Mars, which completed three years in orbit this week, has found place on the cover of the venerable National Geographic magazine, known for its high quality images.

Nov 20, 2016, 02:53 AM IST

India's Mars mission may last "many years," says ISRO chief

The country's low-cost Mars mission spacecraft that is in a rendezvous with the Red planet for an extended period has enough fuel for it to last "many years", Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kiran Kumar said today.

Jun 26, 2015, 18:41 PM IST