Aditya L1 Launch: A few days after the success of Chandrayaan-3, India will launch its first Sun mission 'Aditya L-1' on Saturday. The launch will be done by the rocket PSLV of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). To study the Sun, 'Aditya L-1' will take 125 days to reach the 'Lagrangian-1' point, 15 lakh kilometers away from the Earth. The countdown for the launch started at 23.10 hours on Friday.
Havan was performed in Varanasi
Havan was performed in Varanasi for the successful launch of ISRO's Aditya L1 mission from Sriharikota.
What will be the benefit of this mission?
According to ISRO, Sun is the nearest star to us. It can help us the most in the study of stars. The information obtained from this will help in understanding other stars, our galaxy and many secrets and laws of astronomy. The Sun is about 15 crore km away from our Earth. Although Aditya L1 is covering only one percent of this distance, but even after covering such a distance, it will give us many such information about the Sun, which is not possible to know from the Earth.
How difficult will this mission of India be?
As per information, the Aditya-L1 spacecraft is designed for remote observation of the solar corona (outermost layers of the Sun) and in situ observation of the solar wind at L-1 (Sun-Earth Lagrangian point). L-1 is about 1.5 million kilometers away from the Earth.
Video of Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
Aditya-L1 mission will be launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) today from Sriharikota. The video is from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
#WATCH | Aditya-L1 Mission will be launched today by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Sriharikota— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2023
(Visuals from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh) pic.twitter.com/wvJZTyE0iW
What equipment will be used in Aditya L-1?
Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC): Built by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Bangalore). It will study the changes in the Sun's corona and emissions.
Solar Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope (SUIT): Developed by the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Pune). It will take pictures of the Sun's photosphere and chromosphere. These will be photographs in the near-ultraviolet range, this light is almost invisible.
Solex and Hal1OS: The Solar Low-energy X-ray Spectrometer (Solex) and the High-energy L1 Orbiting Their work is the study of Sun X-rays.
SPEX and PAP: Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmedabad) has developed the Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (SPEX) and Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (Thiruvananthapuram) has developed the Plasma analyzer package for Aditya (PAP). Their job is to study the solar wind and understand the distribution of energy.
Magnetometer (MAG): Developed by Electro-Optics Systems Laboratory (Bangalore). It will measure the interplanetary magnetic field around the L1 orbit.
When will India's first Sun Mission be launched?
The satellite related to the Surya Mission will be launched from the second launch pad of the space center in Sriharikota at 11.50 am on Saturday. ‘Aditya L1’ is designed for remote observation of the solar system and to conduct actual observations of the solar wind at ‘L1’ (Sun-Earth Lagrangian point) about 15 lakh kilometers from Earth. Aditya L1 will carry seven payloads, four of which will observe light from the Sun.