Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet by Ajey LeleMission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet by Ajey Lele

Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet

byAjey Lele

Paperback | July 25, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 409 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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.
Wing Commander Ajey Lele is a Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, an Indian think-tank on security and strategic studies. He is a postgraduate in Physics and has obtained his doctorate in International Relations. He works on issues & related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Strategic Technologies and Spa...
Title:Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red PlanetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:125 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:July 25, 2013Publisher:Springer IndiaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8132215206

ISBN - 13:9788132215202

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Why Mars?.- Discerning Mars.- Indian Multidimensional Space Plan.- Mars Orbiter Mission.- Asia's Investments in Mars.- Mars Missions:  Past, Present and Future.- Cost Contested: Perceptions vs. Reality.- Wrapping Up.