Mission Mars

India's Quest for the Red Planet

  • Ajey Lele

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prelude

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. India and Mars Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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  4. Depicting and Debating

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 107-125

About this book


The objective of the book is to find an answer to the rationale behind the human quest for the Mars exploration. As a comprehensive assessment for this query is undertaken, it is realized that the basic question ‘Why Mars?’ seeks various responses from technological, economic and geopolitical to strategic perspectives. The book is essentially targeted to understand India’s desire to reach Mars. In the process, it also undertakes some implicit questioning of Mars programmes of various other states essentially to facilitate the setting up of the context for an assessment.
The book is divided into two parts:
Part I: This covers both science and politics associated with Mars missions in global scenario and discusses the salient features of various Mars Missions undertaken by various countries.
Part II: This provides details in regards to India’s Mars Mission.


Deep Space Programme Geopolitical Strategies Mars Exploration Mars Mission

Authors and affiliations

  • Ajey Lele
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysisNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-1520-2
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-1521-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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