As India's space probe got into the Earth's orbit Tuesday for a nine-month long odyssey to Mars, the popular social media site Facebook will keep you posted on its adventurous voyage to the red planet.
The Indian rocket carrying the country's first Mars orbiter was successfully launched Tuesday, said ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan. I am extremely happy to announce PSLV-C25 placed Mars orbiter space craft very precisely in elliptical orbit around earth, he added.
An Indian rocket carrying the country's first Mars orbiter Tuesday took off from the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 2:38PM, the rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 (PSLV-C25) standing around 44 meters tall and weighing around 320 tones hurtled towards the heavens with orange flames fiercely burning at its tail.