ISRO Successfully Launches Solar Mission, AdityaL1 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C57 (PSLV-C57) lifted off with the country’s Aditya-L1 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday morning.

Aditya L1 is carrying seven different payloads to have a detailed study of the Sun.

The vehicle has placed the satellite precisely into its intended orbit, and with this, India’s first solar observatory has begun its journey to the destination of Sun-Earth L1 point.
Aditya-L1 will stay approximately 1.5 million km away from Earth, directed towards the Sun, which is about 1% of the Earth-Sun distance. The spacecraft will take an approach similar to Chandrayaan-3 to reach its designated spot. It will stay in earth-bound orbit for 16 days as it undergoes five manoeuvres to gain the speed needed for the L1 jump. The total journey time for ISRO's Aditya-L1 solar mission from Sriharikota (Earth) to L1 is estimated to be about four months.

The Sun is a giant sphere of gas and Aditya-L1 would study the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

Aditya-L1 will neither land on the Sun nor approach the Sun any closer.

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