India successfully tests its first Mars liquid engineStaff writer ▼ | September 23, 2014
India successfully testfired its maiden Mars mission's main liquid engine, a crucial step before the spacecraft enters Martian orbit Wednesday.
Space A crucial step before the spacecraft enters Martian orbit
The Mars orbiter mission has been on an arduous nine-month-long journey to the Red Planet, but its main rocket engine has been lying dormant for this extended period. "The engine has now been waken up," an ISRO official said.
Launched on November 5 last year, India's Mar mission has been successfully braving the rough weather in space. The satellite is carrying one large rocket motor and eight smaller thrusters. ■