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India’s first Sun mission Aditya-L1 spacecraft successfully launched

Date:

 ISRO’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C57

on Saturday successfully launched the 1,475 kg Aditya-L1 spacecraft,

marking the commencement of its 125-day loung journey to explore the

Sun, from the SHAR Range here at 1150 hrs.

After a 23 hour 40 minute countdown, the PSLV-C57 took off from the

Second Launch Pad in a textbook style and after a flight duration of

about an hour and five minutes placed the Satellite in a Low Earth Orbit

marking its four month long journey to study the outer atmosphere of

the Sun.

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