Aditya L1 Mission Launched from Sriharikota ISRO Solar mission starts 120 days journey full details
After about 4 months, it will reach the Sun-Earth Lagrange point, which is called the L1 point, 15 lakh kilometers away from the Earth. This will be the place from where India's first space based solar observatory will monitor our Sun and convey its every movement to us. The special thing is that the distance that Aditya L-1 spacecraft will cover in 120 days is only 1 percent of the distance between the Earth and the Sun. But the L1 point is a place from where the Sun can always be monitored.
Saturday brought another success for India. ISRO's solar mission was launched after Chandrayaan-3 mission. People were waiting since morning for the launch of the mission. Live telecast was started from 11.20 am on all platforms including ISRO's YouTube channel.
As soon as the countdown started, people's heartbeats increased. As soon as the PSLV-C57 rocket took off, people watching the launch across the country including Sriharikota started clapping. The lift off of the rocket was normal and it moved forward, tearing into the sky.
This is India's first solar mission, the purpose of which is to observe the Sun's corona (the outermost layer of the Sun). The spacecraft has taken 7 payloads with itself. All payloads will help in observing the photosphere, chromosphere (just above the visible surface of the Sun) and the outermost layer of the Sun (corona) in different wave bands.
Aditya-L1 mission is completely indigenous. Many national institutions have participated in its preparation. According to PTI report, its primary instrument is 'Visible Emission Line Coronagraph' (VELC). When Aditya Observatory becomes operational, VELC will send 1440 images daily to ISRO's ground station. By examining these pictures, scientists will be able to know what kind of movements are taking place in the Sun.
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