On 5 November 2013, PS LV-C25, the 25th flight of PS LV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launched the Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre /SHAR , Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh ((in pic). The mission, conducted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO ), was optimized for the launch of the Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft into a highly elliptical Earth orbit with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 250 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 23,500 km, with an inclination of 19.2 degree with respect to the Equator. It was configured to carry out the observation of the physical features of Mars and a limited study of Martian atmosphere