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India's First Mars Mission in Pictures (Gallery)

PSLV-C25 First Stage Integration

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows hoisting of one of the segments of PSLV-C25 during the first stage of vehicle integration. The India 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 Two-Segment First Stage Integration

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows two segments of PSLV-C25 during its first stage of being joined in 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 Nozzle Placement

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows PSLV-C25 during its first stage of the nozzle end segment being placed on the launch pedestal 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. Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft Pre Test Launch Prep

India Space Research Organisation

This image shows Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft being prepared for a prelaunch test at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Shriharikota, India, 100 kilometers north of Chennai.

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft Testing

India Space Research Organisation

This image shows the Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft undergoing EMI/EMC testing at ISITE ISAC in Bangalore, India. 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 Spacecraft Vibration Test Prep

India Space Research Organisation

The Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft is being prepared in this image for a vibration test at ISITE ISAC Bangalore, India. 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 Spacecraft Acoustic Test

India Space Research Organisation

The Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft is undergoing an acoustic test at ISITE ISAC Bangalore, India.

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft Antenna Testing

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft antenna undergoing a test at Comprehensive Antenna Test Facility. India 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 Spacecraft Thermo Vacuum Test

India Space Research Organisation

This photo shows the Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft as it is being loaded for a thermo vacuum test in the Large Space Simulation Chamber. 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.

Testing the Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft

India Space Research Organisation

The Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft undergoes testing in this image. 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.

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