The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission took off at 2:38pm local time on Tuesday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on India's east coast.
The voyage is scheduled to take 11 months and cost the country about 4.5 billion rupees.
For more information, live updates and to see images of the launch visit www.isro.org.
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