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India scales down experimental flying payloads for exploring Mars
New Delhi (XNA) Jan 08, 2013
India has scaled down its flying experimental payloads for exploring the Mars by reducing the payload from 25 kg to 15 kg, local media reported on Sunday. The Mars Orbiter Mission, expected to be launched in mid- October this year, will carry five experimental payloads with a total weight of 14.49 kg, according to Press Trust of India. The payloads will include the Methane Sensor, Thermal Infrared Spectrometer, Mars Color Camera, Lyman alpha photometer and Mars Exospheric Neutral composition ... read more
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Curiosity Rover Explores Yellowknife Bay
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Opportunity Scores Another Dust Cleaning Event At Vermillion
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Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust
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Mars meteorite has significant water
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'Spiky' rovers could explore martian moon
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