India's first Mars orbiter

Published 3:24 AM ET, Tue September 23, 2014
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The Mars Orbiter spacecraft prepares for a prelaunch test at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Srihairkota. Indian Space Research Organization
The Mars Orbiter spacecraft is pictured attached to the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle, with the heat shield open. Indian Space Research Organization
The PSLV-C25 launch vehicle is pictured with the heat shield closed. Indian Space Research Organization
Scientists and engineers work on the Mars Orbiter vehicle at the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) satellite centre in Bangalore on September 11, 2013. Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian security forces member watches the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload on October 30, 2013. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images
Indian bystanders watch a bank of screens showing the live telecast of the launch of India's Mars Orbiter Mission inside a showroom in New Delhi on November 5, 2013. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Image
The PSLV-C25 launch vehicle, carrying the Mars Orbiter probe as its payload, lifts off on November 5, 2013. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Image