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.