Aditya-L1 will be India’s first observatory to study the Sun.
Publication date – 22:52, Wednesday – August 23 23
Bangalore: Hours after Chandrayaan-3 successfully landed on the moon, the head of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) S Somanath on Wednesday announced that Aditya-L1’s Sun research mission is very exciting. likely to be launched in the first week of September.
Aditya-L1 will be India’s first space observatory to study the Sun.
Announcing the launch of Aditya L1, a mission to study the Sun, the head of ISRO while speaking in a press conference said that everything is going according to plan and it will most likely be launched. in the first week of September.
“The Aditya L1 Sun Research Mission will be launched soon. We plan to launch it in the first week of September. Everything is going according to plan. This launch will follow an elliptical orbit and from there it will travel to the L1 point, which will take almost 120 days,” said S Somanath.
Earlier on August 14, ISRO announced the Aditya-L1 mission, India’s first space observatory to study the Sun and said it was preparing to launch.
“Mission PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1: Aditya-L1, India’s first space observatory to study the Sun, is getting ready for launch. The satellite realized at UR Rao Satellite Center (URSC), Bengaluru has arrived at SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota,” ISRO said in a post on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter).
Meanwhile, India on Wednesday made history when the Chandrayaan-3 lander successfully landed on the moon’s South Pole, becoming the first country to achieve the historic feat and ending its woes. disappointed about the failed landing of Chandrayaan-2, four years ago.
Officials at India’s ISRO space agency headquarters in Bengaluru burst into applause after Vikram began a vertical descent towards the landing site.
This makes India the fourth country “after the US, China and Russia” to successfully land on the lunar surface. The country has earned a place in the record books as the first country to land south of Earth’s only natural satellite.
The spacecraft was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on July 14.
A GSLV Mark 3 Heavy Launch Vehicle (LVM 3) was used to launch the spacecraft which was placed into lunar orbit on August 5, and since then it has undergone a series of orbital maneuvers. lowered closer to the lunar surface.