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 Post subject: MOM makes it to Mars
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:16 am 
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India's Mars Orbiter Mission went into Mars orbit yesterday. Scientists at India's ISRO ( Indian Space Research Organisation ) described the final stages as "flawless".
The success of the probe demonstrates that still-developing India is capable of conducting complex space missions, although one observer of the scene described MOM as being eighty per cent prestige and twenty per cent science.
MOM follows on from India's moon probe in 2008 that was hauled to the launch site on an ox cart. China has a space lab in earth-orbit, but so far hasn't attempted to reach Mars.

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