Aditya – L1 : On September 2, the Indian Space Agency launched the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the country’s first solar research mission, from the Sriharikota spaceflight.
India’s first solar observatory, Aditya-L1, began its 110-day journey to Lagrange Point-1 of the Sun-Earth system after the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully completed the Super Lagrange Point boost, a key maneuver that pushed out the craft. from Earth orbit – early Tuesday morning.
“Go to Sun-Earth L1! The Trans – Lagrangean Point 1 Insertion (TL1I) exercise has been successfully completed. The spacecraft is now on a trajectory that will take it to the Sun-Earth L1 point. It will be injected into orbit. around L1 in about 110 days, ISRO said in a statement on Tuesday. The space agency also confirmed that this is the fifth consecutive time that ISRO has successfully moved an object on a trajectory to another celestial body or place in space.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lagrange points are places in space where the gravitational forces of a two-body system, such as the Sun and the Earth, create regions of attraction and repulsion.
According to a NASA publication, spacecraft can use them as parking spots in space to remain stationary while using little fuel.
On September 2, the Indian Space Agency launched the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the country’s first solar research mission, from the Sriharikota spaceflight.
After the launch, a series of maneuvers related to the Earth were also carried out, so that the ship would gain enough momentum to take off for the 125-day journey. The mission will enable Indian scientists to unlock new insights into the centre of our solar system by ensuring uninterrupted observation of the Sun.
The spacecraft is planned to be placed in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth system L1, which is approximately 1.5 million kilometres from Earth. This point is certainly only 1% of the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
Tuesday’s maneuver finally released the spacecraft from Earth orbit to its destination.
Before putting it into L1, the space agency will make one last maneuver to dock the craft, where it will spend at least the next five years exploring various aspects of the Sun.