Xinhua News AgencyDecember 11, 2013 06:48
Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Dec. 11
NEW DELHI -- India's maiden Mars mission, called Mangalyaan, successfully completed its first mid-course correction Wednesday morning, a senior official of the state-owned space agency said.
"The mid-course correction was done some 2.9 million km away from Earth. The spacecraft was first re-oriented and then its smaller rockets fired to make the operation successful," the official of the Indian Space Research Organization said. (India- Mars)