Aditya-L1 Latest Update- India’s first solar mission Aditya-L1 is all set for its next phase of exploration after successfully launching into space on September 2. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has said that the spacecraft has completed three of its five Earthbound maneuvers and is now ready for its next move on September 15.
Aditya-L1 was launched on the space agency’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C57) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, marking another significant milestone for India’s space programme. This successful launch took place just ten days after ISRO’s moon mission Chandrayaan-3 landed in the south polar region.
The satellite, named after the Sanskrit word for “Sun”, is equipped with seven different payloads developed indigenously by ISRO and academic institutions. These instruments are designed to study various aspects of the Sun’s atmosphere and its influence on space weather. After its three Earth-bound maneuvers, Aditya L1 is currently located in an orbit of 282 km x 40225 km.
four months time
The spacecraft is expected to reach its observation point in four months, where it will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrangian Point 1 (or L1), a point in space between Earth and the Sun from which the spacecraft faces the Sun. Will continuously observe.
what is the next step
The next phase of Aditya-L1 involves moving towards the L1 Lagrange point. The move is part of a series of five Earth-bound orbital maneuvers that the spacecraft must pass through before reaching its designated orbit at the L1 point, approximately 127 days after launch.
It is noteworthy that Aditya-L1 mission is an important milestone for India’s space program. This is the country’s first indigenous solar mission and will provide valuable data on the Sun’s atmosphere, solar magnetic storms and their impact on the environment around the Earth.