We all know about the ongoing Chandrayan-3 mission, the satellite which will be going around the Earth gathering speed and then slingshot towards the sun. It will also then cruise the 1.5 million kilometres in around for four months. After that, it’ll be inserted into a halo-shaped orbit around the L1 point.
This July after two successful mission launches which even includes the Chandrayan-3 the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which is getting ready for its next big mission which too to the sun. Interesting right?
According to many sources, it has come to notice that Aditya-L1 India’s first mission to the sun is planned to be launched in Early September of this year.
Aditya L-1 is the first space-based Indian observatory which is just made for the Sun and is getting ready to be launched. The Satellite released at the U R Rao Satellite Centre Bengaluru has arrived at SDSC-SHAR Sriharikota this information was tweeted by the ISRO community recently.
Similar to the ongoing Chandrayaan-3 Mission, the satellite will be going around the earth gathering its speed and then slingshots towards the sun. It will then cruise the 1.5 million kilometres that too in around four months and then gradually it will be inserted into a halo-shaped orbit around the L-1 orbit.
The solar mission will not be seeing the spacecraft going to the Sun, it will instead create a space observatory at a point from which the sun can be observed even during an eclipse.
To get an unobstructed view of the sun, the satellite will travel to L1 or Lagrange point which is between the Sun and the Earth. Lagrange points are five between any two celestial objects and are referred to as parking spots in the space because gravitational pull of celestial objects equals the force which is required to keep it in orbit.
According to Professor Dipankar Banerjee who is the director of Aryabhata Research Institute of Observational Sciences he mentioned that even after travelling the 1.5 million kilometres we could have covered only 10% of the distance from the sun which will allow the main payload VLEC to look directly into the source of coronal mass ejection. Once at L1, it will be considered as the best instrument which will be observing the solar corona, although there will be observatories that would be studying the solar corona even on the ground, but the weather conditions and atmospheric interference do not really allow it to see this as clearly.
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