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India successfully fires Mars Orbiter engine

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Bangalore, Sep 22 :

India Monday successfully test fired the liquid fuel engine of its Mars spacecraft (Orbiter) after it entered the sphere of Mars influence earlier in the day.

“The liquid apogee motor (LAM) was test fired at 2.30 p.m. for nearly four seconds and we got a confirmation about its success 12.5 minutes later,” a senior space agency official told IANS here.

(IANS)