Manglayn journey is of 300 days. The orbiter is slated to reach the
Martian sphere of influence on September 24, 2014, and then go around
the Earthís neighbour for at least six months.
The Manglayan cost at 450 crore Rupees is a remarkable achievement
of economy nearly ten percent less than Nasa Mars mission. There are
five instrument on the Manglayan to study the Mars' surface and atmosphere,
searching methane gas, minerals and water.
Nasa will be providing operational support to the
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the form of
post-launch grounding monitoring.