The L1 point is located approximately 1.5 million kilometers from Earth and represents a gravitational equilibrium between the Sun and Earth. Aditya-L1 will remain relatively stable at this point and will orbit around it to study solar activities and their impact on space weather. The scientific objectives of Aditya-L1 include studying coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, coronal mass ejections, and the dynamics of the solar atmosphere. The mission is a collaborative effort between ISRO and academic institutions.
In its recent manoeuvres, Aditya-L1 successfully implemented its second Earth-bound manoeuvre, placing the spacecraft in a new orbit. The third Earth-bound manoeuvre is scheduled for September 10. The spacecraft is currently gaining the necessary velocity for its journey to the L1 point. Once it reaches the L1 point, Aditya-L1 will undergo a Trans-Lagrangian1 Insertion (TLI) manoeuvre to bind it to an orbit around L1.
Aditya-L1’s mission life will be spent orbiting around L1 in an irregularly shaped orbit, perpendicular to the line connecting the Earth and the Sun. The satellite will capture data and images to enhance our understanding of the Sun and its impact on space weather. The successful completion of the Aditya-L1 mission will mark a significant milestone for India’s space exploration efforts.
★Aditya-L1, India’s first solar space observatory mission, has captured images of Earth and the Moon during its journey.
★The spacecraft is equipped with two key payloads, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph and the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope.
★Aditya-L1 is currently in its Earth-bound phase and has successfully completed two manoeuvres.
★The spacecraft is expected to reach the Sun-Earth L1 point in 110 days.
★Aditya-L1’s mission objectives include studying coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, and coronal mass ejections.
★The spacecraft will orbit around the L1 point and capture data and images to enhance our understanding of the Sun and space weather.
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