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Aditya L-1 ISRO targets sep-15 for crucial earth bound manoeuvre

On the day September 10 the ISRO telemetry tracking and command network has executed the third earth bound manoeuvre for Aditya L-1. This mission has represented India’s inaugural solar space observatory which has launched on 2nd of September. ISRO has noted that the manoeuvre took place at around 2 am and the satellite has been tracked during the whole operation.

Now looking ahead when we see on September 15, Aditya L-1 will indeed undergo two additional manoeuvres to attain the required velocity for its journey to reach L-1. After concluding its manoeuvres within Earth’s orbit which will thus take place on the 16th day that follows the launch thus Aditya L-1 will initiate a TL-1 manoeuvre that is commencing its 110-day journey towards the L-1 position.

L-1 has indeed situated approximately 1.5 km from earth thus designates lagrange point-1 within the Sun-earth system. Its represented a region in space where all the gravitational forces that has exerted between the two celestial bodies especially like the Sun and earth that balance out each other thus this unique problem enables an object which is positioned at L-1 in order to maintain the relative stability in relation to both the celestial bodies. The mission’s goal is indeed to encompass gaining of comprehensive insights into the sun’s chromosphere and coronal heating that is as well as the behaviour of partially ionized plasma as it aims to investigate such phenomena as the formation of all the coronal mess ejections and the solar flares. With all the seven distinct payloads the mission has engineered to explore all its various layers of the sun that includes the outermost layer which provides real time data on the coronal layer. This has addition mission which delves into the creation and the composition of solar wind and space weather. The ISRO satellite also intends to issue several warning when the solar winds changes its direction that heads towards earth with speed which exceeds 600 km/sec.

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