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India launches Aditya-L1 mission to study Sun

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Published: 12:47, 2 September 2023  
India launches Aditya-L1 mission to study Sun

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Days after creating history by becoming the only nation to achieve a successful soft landing near the south pole of the moon, India added another feather to its space exploration cap on Saturday with the launch of the Aditya-L1 mission.

India's first solar space observatory mission has been launched on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, reports NDTV.

The separation of Aditya-L1 is expected to take about 63 minutes.

Aditya-L1 will be placed in the halo orbit around Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the sun-earth system, which is about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

The journey to L1 will take 125 days.