The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) solar mission – Aditya -L1 was launched yesterday successfully on Saturday. As per the latest updates, the vehicle(PSLV rocket) has placed the satellite at its intended point in orbit. The satellite has successfully started its 125-day journey to study various elements of the Earth’s nearest star. The spacecraft will be placed in Halo orbit- L1, near the sun in the next four months. The Halo orbit is 1.5 million km away from the Earth in the direction of the Sun, which is expected to cover in the next four months. Upon reaching L1, the aircraft will be placed perpendicular to the line joining the Earth and the Sun, where their mission life will be spent. This mission will unveil the unanswered questions about the sun, helping the country identify new opportunities to explore the solar atmosphere, solar wind, temperature anisotropy and more.
The launch of Aditya-L1 by PSLV-C57 is accomplished successfully.
The vehicle has placed the satellite precisely into its intended orbit.
India’s first solar observatory has begun its journey to the destination of Sun-Earth L1 point.
— ISRO (@isro) September 2, 2023
State Union Miniter – Dr Jitendra Singh congratulated and appreciated the ISRO team for its ongoing efforts after the successful implementation of Chandrayaan-3. He pointed out that the successful launch of Aditya-L1 would be a sunshine moment for India. The team specified the spacecraft will exist in the Earth’s gravitational sphere of Influence(SOI) as it moves towards the L1 orbit. The spacecraft will stay around 1.5 million KM away from Earth, constantly facing the Sun, about 1% of the Earth-Sun distance.