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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission left Earth’s orbit early Sunday morning, officially beginning its 300 day, 485 million mile trek to the Red Planet, the Indian Space Research Organization has confirmed.
An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations.
India's Mars Orbiter Mission, otherwise known as Mangalyaan or MOM, encountered a problem with a liquid fuel thruster, causing the probe to miss an intended higher orbital path.
India may become only the fourth nation or group of nations to ever send a spacecraft to Mar, when on Tuesday, Nov 5, it will launch its first Mars Orbiter Mission probe to the Red Planet, hoping to join the US, Russia and Europe as the only other countries/international groups to reach Mars.
The first Indian Space Research Organization launch of 2013 – and the organization’s 101st such mission overall – is scheduled to take place Monday morning, as a four-stage rocket will carry a payload of seven satellites into space, according to various media reports.
NASA has selected a proposal from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime.
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