On Saturday at 11.50 a.m., the PSLV-C57.1 rocket carrying the Aditya-L1 orbiter successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. After Chandrayaan-3’s spectacular lunar landing mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its first solar mission.
The crowd at Sriharikota sang “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” following the successful launch of ISRO’s PSLV rocket carrying Aditya L-1.
S Somanath, the director of ISRO, performed prayers on September 1 at Chengalamma Parameshwari Temple in Tirupati district before the launch. He remarked, “Today the countdown of Aditya L1 is starting and it will launch tomorrow around 11.50 am,” when speaking to media. The Aditya L1 satellite was designed to investigate our Sun. To get to the L1 milestone, another 125 days will pass. This launch is really significant.
Aditya L1 won’t touch down on Sunday. It will be positioned in the Sun-Earth system’s fixed orbit. Since it is difficult to make a direct landing on the Sun, the satellite and its payloads will continue to orbit the Sun in order to gather data.
Seven instruments will be carried by the spacecraft to monitor the photosphere, chromosphere, and the solar corona utilising magnetic field and electromagnetic particle detectors.