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PSLV-C25 Third and Fourth Stages of Vehicle Integration

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows hoisting of the third and fourth stages of PSLV-C25 during vehicle integration at the Mobile Service Tower. India's Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013.

PSLV-C25 at Fourth Stage of Vehicle Integration

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows PSLV-C25 at its fourth stage of being hoisted during its integration at the Mobile Service Tower. India's Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

PSLV-C25 at First and Second Stages

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows PSLV-C25 at its first and second stages of being hoisted during its integration at the Mobile Service Tower. India's Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

PSLV-C25 at Second Stage

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows hoisting of PSLV-C25 at its second stage in the Mobile Service Tower. The Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

PSLV-C25 at First Stage

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows PSLV-C25 during the first stage of integration at Mobile Service Tower. India's Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013.

PSLV-C25 Hoisted

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows hoisting of an interstage of PSLV-C25 during vehicle integration. India's Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

PSLV-C25 Lowered into Position

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows one of the strap-ons of PSLV-C25 as it is being lowered to its position during vehicle integration.

PSLV-C25 Lowered During Vehicle Integration

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows one of the strap-ons of PSLV-C25 being lowered to its transporter during vehicle integration. India's Mars Orbiter mission is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai on Oct. 28, 2013. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

PSLV-C25 Prep

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows preparation of one of the strap-ons before its integration with PSLV-C25 during the first stage.

PSLV-C25 First Stage Segments Join

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows the joining of two segments of PSLV-C25 during its first stage at the Mobile Service Tower.

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