New Launch Date for India's Mars Mission May Be Announced Tuesday

The MOM/Mangalyaan spacecraft undergoes initial checkout at the Sriharikota launch site after its arrival on 3 October 2013. Photo Credit: ISRO

India’s first mission to Mars will remain shackled to Earth for a few more days, following reports of poor weather conditions in the post-launch tracking zone and “a snag in equipment” aboard […]

NASA Will Support India's Mars Mission, Despite Government Shutdown

With NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) providing communications and navigation assistance, India stands ready to stage its first mission to the Red Planet on 28 October. Image Credit: ISRO

Less than three weeks remain until the scheduled 28 October launch of India’s first mission to Mars, and NASA assured the Indian Space Research […]