India's Mars Mission Enters Second Stage - The New Indian Express

India's Mars Mission Enters Second Stage

Clearing a critical hurdle in its journey to the red planet, ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission on Sunday ventured out of Earth's sphere of influence for the first time, overtaking the recent efforts of rival Asian giant China. The critical manoeuvre to place the Mars orbiter spacecraft in the Mars transfer trajectory was successfully carried out almost an hour past midnight.