Next stop Mars

Print edition : November 29, 2013

The PSLV-C25 rocket carrying the Mars orbiter blasting off from the launch pad at Sriharikota on November 5. Photo: AFP/ISRO

M.S.Pannirselvam (left) announcing the successful placing of the Mars orbiter into an earth orbit. Beside him is V. Seshagiri Rao. Photo: M. Vedhan

K. Radhakrishnan,chairman, ISRO, at the Mission Control Centre after the successful launch on November 5. Photo: M. Prabhu

A view of the new Mission Control Centre. Photo: K. Pichumani

The PSLV-C25 launch vehicle puts the Mars orbiter into an earth orbit in a mission that has gone according to the script down to the last detail.
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