ISRO launches historic solar mission Aditya-L1

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched its pioneering solar mission, Aditya-L1, marking a historic milestone in space exploration. Following the triumphant Chandrayaan 3 lunar mission, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) gracefully ascended from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, located on the Eastern coast near Chennai, at precisely 11:50 am after a meticulous 23:40-hour countdown.

Aditya-L1, designed to become the world’s first space-based solar observatory, is set to travel 1.5 million kilometers from Earth over 125 days, ultimately positioning itself in a Halo orbit around the Sun’s Lagrangian point L1, the closest vantage point to our star. This pioneering spacecraft will capture and transmit vital images of the Sun for groundbreaking scientific research. ISRO’s Aditya-L1 mission is a testament to India’s space prowess and scientific endeavors, marking the 25th flight of the PSLV-XL variant, making it one of ISRO’s longest missions yet. Following the launch, Aditya-L1 will undergo vital maneuvers in earth-bound orbits for 16 days to gain the required velocity for its extraordinary journey.

ISRO launches historic solar mission Aditya-L1
ISRO launches historic solar mission Aditya-L1 14

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