Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) informed on Saturday that its spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 9.2 lakh kilometers. With this it has successfully exited the Earth's sphere of influence. It is now heading its way towards the Sun-Earth Langres Point 1 (L1). This is the second time that ISRO has been able to send a spacecraft outside the Earth's sphere of influence, before which Mangalyaan was sent outside the Earth's sphere of influence for the first time.
It was launched this month
Indian space agency ISRO launched India's first solar mission Aditya-L1 on September 2. ISRO successfully launched Aditya L1 from PSLV C57 launch vehicle. The launch took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Like Chandrayaan-3, this mission will first revolve around the Earth and then it will rapidly fly towards the sun.
Aditya-L1 will cover a distance of 15 lakh kilometers
According to the information, Aditya-L1 spacecraft is designed for remote observation of the solar corona (the 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 Earth.
Will help the most in the study of stars
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 rules 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.