Posted March 08, 2020 04:02:24The space research institute has launched a space probe on a long journey from the Indian space station, on the first attempt.
It is a rare feat for the institute.
The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was launched in January this year, and the spacecraft has not made it far from the station in the time.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had launched the MOM probe in October, 2016, but was forced to halt due to weather.
The space agency said the probe was in distress because of a malfunctioning satellite in orbit.
The satellite was carrying a communication satellite for ISRO and was carrying an onboard battery for the satellite.
The launch was scheduled for March 15 but was postponed because of weather.
The Mars Orbit, Trace Gas Orbiter (MOT) mission, was also on schedule to launch from the same pad, but the spacecraft was damaged in an explosion during the launch.
The mission was to conduct a series of tests on the Martian atmosphere, including looking for water.
The probe was supposed to be on orbit for about nine months, but is expected to last at least a year.MOM, or Mars Orbit Environment, was launched on a Falcon 9 rocket.
It has a total mass of 4.8 metric tonnes.
The payload is made up of a spacecraft, an experiment and a payload to carry the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, which will take pictures of the Martian surface and return data to Earth.
The spacecraft will also be used to study the composition of the planet.