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Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit

On September 24, 2014 India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan reached the intended orbit around Mars,

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Updated:October 24, 2014, 10:51 AM IST
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Google posts a doodle on Mangalyaan completing one month in Mars orbit
On September 24, 2014 India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan reached the intended orbit around Mars,

New Delhi: The Google letters are orbiting the red planet in a doodle to commemorate India's Mars Orbiter Mission completing one month in Mars orbit.

Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) PSLV C25 launched the Mangalyaan from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on November 5, 2013.

On September 24, 2014 the Mars Orbiter Mission reached the intended orbit around Mars, making India the first country in the world to have successfully launched its mission to the red planet on the very first attempt.

Chronology of events that traces the journey of Mangalyaan:

November 5, 2013: ISRO's PSLV C25 launches India's Mars Orbiter Mission from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

November 7, 2013: First Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

November 8, 2013: Second Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

November 9, 2013: Third Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

November 11, 2013: Fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

November 12, 2013: Fifth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

November 16, 2013: Sixth Earth-bound manoeuvre performed.

December 1, 2013: Mars Orbiter Mission leaves Earth's orbit, Trans-Mars Injection performed.

December 4, 2013: Mars Orbiter Mission leaves Earth's Sphere of Influence of 9.25 lakh km radius.

December 11, 2013: First course correction manoeuvre performed on the spacecraft.

June 11, 2014: Second course correction manoeuvre executed.

September 22, 2014: Mars Orbiter Mission enters Mars' Gravitational Sphere of Influence; 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor test fired after over 300 days of dormancy; last trajectory correction manoeuvre performed.

September 24, 2014: Mars Orbiter Mission reaches the intended orbit around Mars, making India the first country in the world to have successfully launched its mission to the red planet on the very first attempt.

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