The Aditya-L1 mission was successfully launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on September 2, 2023, at 11:50 AM IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The spacecraft is expected to reach the L1 point in about four months.
The Aditya-L1 mission is carrying seven scientific payloads that will be used to study the Sun. These payloads will be used to study the following aspects of the Sun:
- The solar corona and its heating mechanism
- Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and their impact on Earth’s space weather
- The solar wind and its acceleration
- The solar magnetic field
- The solar atmosphere
- The solar interior
The Aditya-L1 mission is expected to provide valuable insights into the Sun and its impact on Earth. This information could be used to improve our understanding of space weather and its potential impacts on our planet.
Here are some of the latest updates on the Aditya-L1 mission:
- The spacecraft has started generating power and its solar panels have been deployed.
- The first Earthbound firing to raise the orbit of the spacecraft is scheduled for September 9, 2023.
- The spacecraft is expected to reach the L1 point in about four months, around January 2024.
The Aditya-L1 mission is a major undertaking for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is the first Indian mission dedicated to studying the Sun, and it is expected to make significant contributions to our understanding of our star.
For more information about Aditya L-1 mission, please read Aditya-L1 mission : ISRO’s new mission for Sun!