ISRO launches India’s ‘Aditya-L1’ successfully

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Sriharikota, September 2: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched ‘Aditya-L1’ spacecraft from Sriharikota Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday as part of the country’s first Sun mission. ISRO has said that the launch was successful.

‘Aditya-L1’ will perform remote observations of the solar corona and actual observations of the solar wind at ‘L1’ (the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point), about 15 lakh kilometres from Earth. ‘Aditya L1’ is the first spacecraft to study the Sun.

It was launched from Sriharikota Space Centre at 11.50 a.m. through ISRO’s most reliable Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). ‘Aditya-L1’ is expected to travel a distance of approximately 15 lakh kilometres in 125 days and be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrangian point ‘L1’. This orbit is considered closest to the sun.

The main objective of this mission is to understand the dynamics in the solar atmosphere, the heat of the sun’s corona, solar earthquakes or coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on the sun’s surface, solar flare-related activities, and their characteristics, besides meteorological problems in near-Earth space. Is.

There are seven payloads with ‘Aditya-L1’. Four of these will observe sunlight. ISRO has started this mission after the soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the south pole of the moon.