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July 23, 2014
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India could return to Mars as early as 2017
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jul 23, 2014
India is ramping up for a follow-up mission to Mars between 2017 and 2020 which will be scientific in scope, the chairman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said. The final decision will be hammered out after the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) attempts to enter the orbit of the Red planet on September 24, ISRO chairman Isro K Radhakrishnan said on Thursday, the Times of India reports. On November 5, India launched the MOM or 'Mangalyaan' in a bid to become only the fourth coun ... read more
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