Aditya-L1 Sun Mission: India’s First Solar Mission to the Sun is Successfully Launched
Just a week after the successful landing of Chandrayan-3 on the moon, the ISRO team is all set to add another feather as it has launched a new rocket to investigate the Sun. The Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket today at 1:50 AM IST from the well-known space centre called Satish Dhawan Space Centre to deeply study the Sun.
It is India’s no.1 Solar Mission that came to be successful. This mission is designed to research solar winds, which can create auroras, a prevalent kind of disruption on Earth.
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Aditya L1 mission is going to follow a similar strategy followed by the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Once it enters an orbit around the Earth, it will progressively put itself on a path to its ultimate halo orbit, which will be centred on the first (L1) Lagrange point of the Sun and the Earth.
The probe can hold its position while using minimal fuel near the Lagrange point, making it a useful observing spot. Moreover, this is the rationale for NASA’s decision to locate the James Webb Space Telescope near the second (L2) Lagrange point.
This mission is designed with the aim to move around 930,000 miles or 1.5 million kilometers during the period of four months to reach a sort of parking lot in space where things prefer to remain still due to balanced gravitational forces. Aditya-L1 will be able to circle the Sun at the same speed as Earth once it reaches its “parking spot” The satellite will therefore run with a minimal amount of fuel, as well.
After an hour of the flight time, the ISRO team said that the sun mission had become a successful launch & it would perform well in the coming days. Now, the Aditya L1 has started its journey of 125 days. The main head or director of this mission Mr. Nigar Shaji has said that it will not only going to benefit India but the whole nation will get the advantage of it. This mission is not only going to help us to track the activities of the Sun but also the activities of the Solar System and its effects on the Earth.
Even when the Sun is hidden by an eclipse, it will be able to continue monitor it from this vantage point and carry out study. Well, there is no official statement made by the ISRO regarding its cost structure, however, estimates in the Indian press estimate it to be around 3.78 billion rupees.
India has more than 52 satellites and they offer many essential services to the nation such as linkages for communication, assistance in predicting pest infestations, meteorological information, droughts, and looming calamities. The Aditya L1 Mission is surely going to be a great hit in understanding these several activities. Our satellites will last longer in orbit as a result of this.
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