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India’s maiden Sun mission progressing well, Launch Rehearsal completed, to take off on Saturday


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Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday said the preparation for the maiden mission to explore the Sun, scheduled on September two from the spaceport of Sriharikota, was progressing and the launch rehearsal was completed.

The Aditya-L1 satellite, which will be the first space based Indian Observatory to study the Sun, will be launched by ISRO’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C57 at 1150 hrs on Saturday.

It said the Vehicle Internal checks were also completed. In an post on PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission, ISRO said the preparations for the launch are progressing.

The Launch Rehearsal – Vehicle Internal Checks are completed. This will be the second major inter-planetary exploration by India in a short pan of ten days, after the Lander Module, onboard the Chandryaan-3 successfully soft landed on the dark side of the Moon
on August 23 and the Rover, deployed from it on the Lunar surface, started conducting in-situ chemical analysis of the region and has been sending images of the Moon.


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