While the world waits for NASA's Curiosity rover to reach Mars, India is readying its own voyage to the Red Planet. AFP is reporting that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch an orbital probe that will circle Mars and "study its climate and geology." An anonymous executive at ISRO said that the mission will cost between four and five million rupees ($70-$90 million). The program will be a major milestone for ISRO, which turns 50 years old next year. It will also help push the nation towards it's goal of sending human into space in 2016.
[AFP via DVICE]