India Reaches Mars

India Reaches Mars

India’s Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), the unmanned probe also known as Mangalyaan, launched from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 5th, and went into orbit around Mars last night. India’s project cost under $80.3 million, lots less than NASA’s $455 million Maven Mars probe.

More:

“India’s first Mars satellite ‘Mangalyaan’ enters orbit,” BBC News

“India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars’ orbit,” Katy Daigle, AP via Houston Chronicle

“Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working,” Scott Neuman, NPR

“India becomes first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, joins elite global space club,” Rama Lakshmi, Washington Post

“India’s Mars satellite successfully enters orbit, bringing country into space elite,” Jason Burke, The Guardian

“Mangalyaan starts Mars orbit, India succeeds where China, Japan fail,” Ayeshea Perera, First Post India

“India triumphs in maiden Mars mission, sets record in space race,” Aditya Kalra, Reuters

“These numbers capture India’s historic and incredibly frugal Mars mission,” Saptarishi Dutta, Quartz

“India Zooms To Mars Much More Cheaply, But With Trade-Offs,” Geoff Brumfiel, NPR

“These women helped power India’s mission to Mars,” Devjyot Ghoshal, Quartz

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