India’s maiden Sun mission Aditya-L1 lifts off from SHAR Range

Sriharikota, Sep 2 (UNI) ISRO’s PSLV-C57 carrying Aditya-L1 satellite, India’s maiden mission to Sun, lifts off from the SHAR Range here at 1150 hrs on Saturday.

After a smooth 23 hr 40 minute countdown, the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO lifts off from the Second Launch Pad in a textbook style and will place the satellite in a low earth orbit after a flight duration of about 20 minutes.

Scientists at the Mission Control Centre are watching the course of the flight.

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