After the recent success of its lunar mission, Chandrayan-3, ISRO, on September 2, launched the nation's ambitious solar mission, Aditya-L1. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which stands 44.4 meters tall and is around 135 kilometers from Chennai, launched magnificently at the scheduled time of 11:50 a.m. as the 23:40-hour countdown came to an end.
Aditya-L1 is the first space-based observatory to study the Sun, according to ISRO. The spacecraft is anticipated to be placed in a Halo orbit around the Lagrangian point L1, considered closest to the Sun, after traveling around 1.5 million kilometers from Earth over 125 days.
Among other things, it will deliver images of the sun for research. Between the Earth and the Sun, there are five Lagrangian points (or parking regions), where tiny objects tend to remain if placed there. These locations in space can be exploited by spacecraft to stay there for extended periods while using less fuel.
One of the most extended missions utilizing ISRO's workhorse launch vehicle, PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1, was this one. The 2016 PSLV-C35 mission, which finished two hours, 15 minutes, and 33 seconds after liftoff, is still the longest PSLV flight.
Aditya-L1 will perform five maneuvers throughout its 16-day orbit around the planet to increase its speed.
On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was hailed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the successful launch of Aditya L1, India's first solar mission.
“I thank everyone who worked on the Aditya-L1 project for the mission's success”, Amit Shah remarked at a Saraipali function, "Today, I congratulate all the scientists and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he continued. (ANI)
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao also expressed satisfaction at the successful launch of Aditya-L1, India's first solar mission, and said ISRO accomplished another significant milestone in space research. “Aditya-L1 was launched on Saturday by ISRO, aiming for history once more following the recent success of Chandrayaan-3”, he commented.
According to former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, the government might create some prediction models and establish a resilience strategy to tackle climate change with the success of India's first solar mission, Aditya-L1
Nair expressed his delight instantly after PSLV-C57, carrying the Aditya satellite from Sriharikota, successfully launched and stated it is crucial to study the solar surface to comprehend numerous processes that immediately affect our local weather conditions.
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