India's maiden mission to Mars
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India’s space agency, ISRO, successfully launched its maiden mission to Mars, in the form of Mars Orbiter, called Mangalyaan. It was deployed on indigenously made PSLV-XL C25 launcher.

It has been successfully put into Earth’s orbit. In few weeks time, it will be gradually put into departure hyperbolic trajectory, when real journey to Mars will start. It will take around 300 days to reach Mars, where it will be put in Martian orbit. The details of the mission and its primary scientific objectives are explained in the following document.

ISRO Document on Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission.