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This television frame grab taken from Indian television channel NDTV, broadcasting live footage from state television Doordarshan, shows the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload lifting off from the launch pad in Sriharikota on November 5, 2013. India's first mission to Mars blasted off November 5 with the country aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet with a programme showcasing its low-cost space technology. AFP PHOTO/NDTV/DOORDARSHAN = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/NDTV/DOORDARSHAN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =--/AFP/Getty Images
This television frame grab taken from Indian television channel NDTV, broadcasting live footage from state television Doordarshan, shows the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload lifting off from the launch pad in Sriharikota on November 5, 2013. India's first mission to Mars blasted off November 5 with the country aiming to become the only Asian nation to reach the Red Planet with a programme showcasing its low-cost space technology. AFP PHOTO/NDTV/DOORDARSHAN = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/NDTV/DOORDARSHAN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =--/AFP/Getty Images

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