An artist's illustration of the Mars Orbiter orbiting the red planet. Credit: Nesnad/Wikimedia Commons

It’s Time For ISRO to Reach For the (Blue) Sky

Almost 40 years after the launch of Aryabhata, the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully placed another satellite into orbit, this time around Mars – becoming the world’s first space agency to have done so in its debut attempt. There are many similarities between the April-1975 launch of Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, and the September-2014 […]