Indian Prime Minister: We are going to March 2013 to find life

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced during the great pomp and ceremony August 15, 2012 that India will place a probe into orbit around Mars 2013th. The purpose of the visit is to study the geology, the presence of life and the opportunity for life to evolve on the red planet. The advertising space on the flight arrived on India’s Independence Day as the country celebrates the same date each year.

The trip to Mars takes 10 months. Other countries that have tried to reach Mars with varying degrees of success are the U.S., Russia, China, France and Japan.

“The goal of the mission is to search for clues to the “geology, origin, evolution and sustainability of life” on Mars, according to an ISRO report published earlier this year.” CNN

Kiran Karnik from India’s Space Research Organization says that this journey will not be another stunt like the chance magnificent trips and other countries tried to do to Mars. The goal is to let India become the first country in Asia to succeed. Japan failed to place the probe in orbit around Mars. The Russian and Chinese probes disappeared on the way to Mars or failed in other ways. France’s trip was canceled.

Text translated with Google Translate thus grammatical errors.

Stig Björne

About Stig Björne

Stig Björne bor i Sverige och ibland utomlands. Han jobbar inom IT och PR som anställd. Stig har fru (Annika) och ett barn, spelar golf och hänger på landstället nära havet så ofta han kan.