Everything You Need To Know About Aditya-L1, ISRO’s Solar Mission

As we all know that ISRO successfuly launched  India’s third lunar mission successfully on 23rd of august this year. After the successful landing of the Chandrayaan 3 on the south pole of the moon our country became the first in history to have done so. With the soft landing of the Pragyan Rover, the whole country celebrated this joyful event together.

And now there’s one more piece of good news. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has now launched its solar mission Aditya- L1 to study the Sun on 2nd of September. The Mission was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota today at 11:50 am.

Here is some important information that you need to know about ISRO’s solar mission.

Aditya- L1 spacecraft is the first Sun mission of India. It will keep looking at the sun 24×7  and will deeply study the sun to collect some crucial information. The main purpose of this spacecraft is to study the solar winds with the use of electromagnetic and particle detectors which can cause disturbance on Earth.

 ISRO’s chairperson Somanath giving information about the mission said “We’re right on track. It’s going to take around 120 days to reach its destination, which is roughly 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth.” 

 The spacecraft will be placed on the Sun- Earth Lagrange point or L1 which is a gravitational stable point about 1.5 million kilometers away from the Earth.

Some of the instruments that will be carried by the spacecraft are Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC), Solar Low Energy X-ray Spectrometer (SoLEXS), Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT), High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS),

Solar Wind Composition Spectrometer (SWICS), Solar Wind Electron Proton Alpha Monitor (SWEPAM), Magnetometer (MAG).

The Spacecraft is expected to work for five years and the total cost of the mission is estimated to be around 500 crores.

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