Indian Space Research Organization i.e. ISRO seems to be trumpeting its success on different planets one after the other. After the success of Chandrayaan-3, on September 2, ISRO launched the Aditya L-1 spacecraft to study the Sun. Now ISRO has given good news regarding this solar mission.
ISRO made history –According to ISRO, Aditya L1 has covered a distance of more than 9.2 lakh kilometers from Earth. It has covered this distance by successfully crossing the Earth’s influence zone. It is now on its way towards the Sun-Earth Lagrange point 1 (L-1). Importantly, ISRO has succeeded in sending a spacecraft outside the Earth’s influence zone for the second time in a row.
This is the mission –ISRO successfully launched ‘Aditya L1’ as part of the country’s first Sun mission from the Sriharikota Space Center in Andhra Pradesh on September 2 aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C57. ‘Aditya L1’ carries 7 payloads, of which 4 will observe sunlight and the remaining three will measure in-situ parameters of plasma and magnetic field.