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India will launch its first mission to Mars on November 5

Scientists announced the launch on November 5, the first Indian mission to Mars, which had been delayed due to problems in the positioning of a system that tracks the operation on board a ship.
The launch of the unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission had to be rescheduled after the Indian Space Agency (ISRO) said it could not carry it on October 28, as expected. Two Indian ships were sent to Fiji in the Pacific Ocean, making for a constant tracking of the rocket, but one of them took to arrive due to bad weather.
"The Mars Orbiter Mission has been rescheduled for November 5 and their spacecraft will be launched at 14h36 IST (Indian standard time) the Sriharikota space center," said spokesman ISRO, Deviprasad Karnik.The 1.3 tonne spacecraft will be launched aboard a rocket 350 tons of Sriharikota, in the Bay of Bengal, about 80 km northeast of Chennai. The Martian mission, expected to last nine months, was approved by the government with a budget of 4.5 billion rupees ($ 73 million).

For India, the mission represents a significant step in its space program, which has managed to send a probe to the Moon and arouses national pride in the country of 1.2 billion people.
But spending on this mission have also received criticism in a country where the government struggles to combat the poverty that afflicts much of the population, as well as major infrastructure problems.
A number of countries have sent missions to Mars as the United States, Russia, Japan and China.
Let us know in the comments if you agree with the initiative.
Source: Mail Braziliense


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