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Indian space mission to study the sun reaches its destination

Indian space mission to study the sun reaches its destination

international6 Jan 24 at 3:45 pmauthor: Afghan National Police

An Indian spacecraft aimed at observing the Sun has reached its destination after a months-long journey through space. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcased this on social media as a new milestone for his country's space programme.

An Indian spacecraft aimed at observing the Sun has reached its destination after a months-long journey through space. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcased this on social media as a new milestone for his country's space programme. (Afghan News Agency/Associated Press)

India launched the Aditya-L1 in early September. The space probe has since traveled a distance of about 1.5 million kilometers. This is only a small part of the total distance from the Earth to the Sun. The probe contains equipment to monitor the outer layers of the star.

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India's space program has been successful before. Last year, India became the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on the south pole of the moon. Then Russia also tried to land a drone there, but it failed.

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