India launches rocket towards the sun after successful moon lander mission (Sky News)

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    India launches rocket towards the sun after successful moon lander mission – By Neville Lazarus (Sky News) / Sept 2, 2023

    The spacecraft, which will study the sun’s atmosphere, was launched on the PSLV rocket, from Sriharikota on the eastern coast of India on Saturday.

    Ten days after India’s success in landing the first ever spacecraft on the southern side of the moon, the country has launched ‘Aditya L1’, its first mission to study the sun.

    The spacecraft was launched on the polar satellite launch vehicle rocket, from Sriharikota on the eastern coast of India at 11.50am local time.

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: “The launch of Aditya-L1 by PSLV-C57 is accomplished successfully.

    “The vehicle has placed the satellite precisely into its intended orbit.

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