India's maiden Mars mission 'Mangalyaan' to be launched today

Updated: September 09, 2014 13:09 IST

India is all set for its maiden Mars mission with its satellite, Mangalyaan, scheduled for a lift-off on Tuesday, at 2:38pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The countdown for the launch started on Sunday and is progressing normally. With the weather forecast clear and no space debris expected to come in the way of the satellite the lift-off is likely to take place on time.

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