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The Mangalyaan is the spacecraft sent to orbit the planet Mars in a ground-breaking mission for India’s space agency Isro. The Mangalyaan began orbiting the Red Planet in September, 2014 – a little over 10 months after it was launched. The mission cost fractions of a similar initiative by American space agency Nasa and makes India the first nation in the world to reach Mars in its first attempt.