Mars Orbiter Mission
India's first Mars exploration mission. The vehicle reached Mars in 2014 and has been operating ever since. It made India the first Asian nation to reach Martian orbit and the first nation in the world to do so in its maiden attempt. ISRO plans to develop and launch a follow-up mission called Mars Orbiter Mission 2 (MOM-2 or Mangalyaan-2) with a greater scientific payload to Mars in 2024. The orbiter will use aerobraking to reduce apoapsis of its initial orbit and reach an altitude more suitable for scientific observation.