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India is on its way to Mars, would be the fourth to the red planet

India could be the fourth country to reach Mars with its Mars Orbiter Mission
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 6, 2013 7:09 am

Getting to Mars isn't easy, with countries like China failing so far, but now India ia having its turn, successfully launching the Mars Orbiter Mission, which is a satellite looking through the red planet's atmosphere for chemicals like methane.




The spacecraft will take approximately 300 days to reach Mars, but it is doing so very cheaply, with a cost of just $72 million. The Mars Orbiter Missions team is saving money be using Earth's orbit to speed up the launch speed. We should hear more in the coming months of how the MOM is doing.


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