The ‘Mangalyaan’ or Mars Orbiter was launched on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota, on the Andhra Pradesh coast, at 14.38 Indian time on 7th November 2013.
The mission is a bid to reach the Red Planet in September 2014 and test the martian atmosphere for hydrogen and methane gases.
This mission will cost $73 million (£45 million), compared with the United States’ ‘Curiosity’ mission to Mars, which launched in 2011 at a cost of $2.5 billion (£1.56 billion) & Hence our bone of contention...
"Will India's Low-Cost Mars mission reqrite space economics..??Do, let us know what you Think.
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