India’s first solar mission ‘Aditya L1’ will reach the ‘Lagrangian Point’ (L1), 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. ISRO launched this mission from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on 2 September to study the sun.
India’s maiden solar mission Aditya-L1 will reach the Lagrangian point (L1), located 1.5 million kilometres from Earth, on January 6, 2023. ISRO chairman S Somanath said in a conference that Solar Mission Aditya L1 will enter L1 Point on January 6. ISRO launched the country’s first solar mission to study the sun from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on 2 September.
ISRO Chairman gives information at Indian Science Conference
ISRO chairman S Somanath told mediapersons on Friday on the sidelines of the Indian Science Conference organised by Vijnana Bharati, an NGO working to popularise science, that Aditya-L1 will enter the L1 point on January 6. The exact time will be announced at an appropriate time.
The curtains will rise from the secrets of the sun
He said that Aditya-L1 reaches the L1 point, so we have to restart the engine once so that it does not move forward. It will go to that point and once it reaches that point. It will spin around it and get stuck on L1. Once Aditya-L1 reaches its L1 point, it will help measure the various events that will occur on the sun for the next five years.
ISRO chief said that Solar Mission Aditya L1, once successfully installed at L1 point, will stay there for the next five years and collect all the data which is very important not for India alone but for the whole world. The data will be very useful to understand the dynamics of the sun and how it affects our lives. Addressing the conference, he said how India is going to become a technologically powerful country is very important.
Somanath said, ISRO has planned to build an Indian space station during ‘Amrit Kaal’, which will be called ‘Indian Space Station’ as per the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “In the space sector, we are seeing the rise of new artists… We are going to support, incentivise the new generation and build the economy,” he said, adding that India cannot be a leader in everything but it should focus on that.