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India's Mars Orbiter raised to over 100,000 km

Updated: 2013-11-12 14:02
( Xinhua)

NEW DELHI - India's Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, was successfully raised to over 100,000 km apogee (farthest point from earth) Tuesday morning, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said.

In a statement, ISRO said: "Fourth supplementary orbit raising maneuver of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, starting at 05:03:50 (India Standard Time) November 12, 2013, with a burn Time of 303.8 seconds has been successfully completed. The observed change in apogee is from 78,276 km to 118,642 km."