Indian Space Research Organization scientists and other officials cheer as they celebrate the success of Mars Orbiter Mission
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India satellite Mangalyaan successfully enters Mars orbit

India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars on its first attempt.

The Mangalyaan robotic probe arrived at the planet early on Wednesday following a 10-month journey from Earth.

A 24-minute engine burn slowed the probe down enough to allow it to be captured by Mars' gravity.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 24 Sep 2014
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