India is set to launch its first-ever observation mission to study the Sun, named Aditya-L1.
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Its primary mission objective is to observe and study various aspects of solar activity and phenomena
The name "Aditya" is derived from Hindu mythology, where it represents the Sun God .
The launch is scheduled for Saturday at 11:50 India time (06:20 GMT) from Sriharikota.
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Aditya-L1 has a weight of approximately 1,480.7 kilograms (around 1.48 metric tons).
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The estimated cost of the Aditya-L1 mission was approximately INR 378.53 crores (around $52 million USD).
The total travel time from launch to L1 is estimated to be about four months, covering a distance of 1.5 million km.
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The mission will help scientists understand solar activity's impact on Earth's weather and near-space conditions.
L1 is a point where gravitational forces balance, allowing Aditya-L1 to effectively "hover" between the Earth and the Sun.
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