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ISRO Successfully Launches Aditya L1 Solar Mission


ISRO’s Aditya L1 mission achieved a significant milestone as it was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday. This marks a crucial step forward for India’s inaugural Solar expedition, with ISRO’s reliable PSLV carrying the Aditya L1 spacecraft on a 125-day journey to the Sun.

Following its launch, the Aditya L1 spacecraft will spend sixteen days in Earth’s orbit. Subsequently, after a four-month journey, the satellite will be positioned at the L1 point, located in the halo orbit around the Sun, to begin its scientific mission.

The momentous launch occurred at 11:50 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota today, following a meticulously planned 23.10-hour countdown initiated by ISRO on Friday. The successful launch paves the way for Aditya L1 to fulfill its mission objectives.

The primary objective of the Aditya L1 mission is to provide valuable remote observations of the Solar corona and conduct in-situ measurements of the Solar wind at the L1 point, which is approximately 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. This mission will contribute to a deeper understanding of the Sun’s behavior and its impact on our planet.