India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars yesterday, becoming the fourth nation to do so. Only the US, Russia and Europe have previously sent missions to Mars, and India has succeeded on its first attempt. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country had achieved the "near impossible". The Indian robotic probe otherwise called the Mangalyaan will soon begin work studying the Red Planet's atmosphere. The total cost of the Indian mission has been put at $74 million, which makes it one of the cheapest interplanetary space missions ever.