Aditya-L1 embarks on historic Sun journey: PM Modi congratulates ISRO.
PM Modi lauds ISRO for the successful launch of India’s first Sun mission, Aditya L1. Learn about the 125-day journey to study the Sun’s outer atmosphere and its significance for humanity.
Aditya-L1 set out on its journey to the Sun, PM Modi congratulated ISRO, said- ‘The welfare of the entire humanity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and its scientists for the successful launch of the country’s first Sun mission.
Aditya L1 was successfully launched at 11:50 a.m. on Saturday from the space center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Regarding this, Prime Minister Modi wrote on the social media platform ‘X’, ‘Our tireless scientific efforts will continue to develop a better understanding of space for the welfare of entire humanity.’
He wrote, ‘India’s first Sun Mission Aditya-L1. Congratulations to our scientists and engineers for the successful launch.
Aditya-L1 embarks on historic Sun journey: Aditya L-1 will move on a 125-day journey towards the Sun.
ISRO successfully launched the country’s first sun mission ‘Aditya L1’ on Saturday with the aim of creating history once again after a successful ‘soft landing’ on the Moon a few days ago.
The Indian Space Agency said that the ‘Aditya-L1 vehicle has been successfully separated from the PSLV rocket and will now proceed on its 125-day journey towards the Sun.
This mission by India will help unravel the veil of mystery surrounding the Sun.
ISRO chief S Somnath said the spacecraft has been placed in a “precise orbit”.
Somnath said, ‘PSLV has very precisely placed the Aditya L1 spacecraft into the expected elliptical orbit of 235 by 19,500 kilometers.’
Somnath said that from now on, Aditya L1 will go on a 125-day-long journey towards the Sun.
Sun spacecraft will remain at a distance of 15 lakh KM from Earth.
The Sun is a huge ball of gas and Aditya-L1 will study its outer atmosphere. ISRO said the Aditya-L1 will not land on or approach the Sun.
This spacecraft will be deployed at the first Lagrange (L1) point in the Earth-Sun system.
ISRO said that the distance of this L1 point from the Earth is 15 lakh kilometers, which the Indian spacecraft is expected to cross through various maneuvers during 4 months.
Remarkably, this distance represents only 1 percent of the total distance of 150 million km between the Earth and the Sun.