To touch the land in Mars PSLV-C25 took off from Sriharikota yesterday. “I am happy to announce that the Mars orbiter mission first phase is a success,” said Indian Space Research Organization chairman K Radhakrishnan.
Critics are of the opinion that the mission is not involved any new technology and the 460 crores spend for the mission could have been spend on GSLV which will help ISRO enhance its commercial worth. ISRO chief K Radhakrishnan said that all the criticisms are baseless and it will help ISRO enhance its brand value and credibility. He also pointed out that Chandrayan -1 , which faced criticism , was the first and only mission which found moisture in Moon’s polar region.