Solar Mission, Aditya L1 Live Updates: ISRO’s spacecraft can assist scientists in uncovering the buried history of Earth’s climate, since solar activity affects the atmosphere.
ISRO Chairman S Somanath has stated that the space agency is ready for the country’s ambitious solar mission, Aditya-L1, to launch on September 2nd and that the countdown to launch will begin tomorrow.
The mission is set to launch on September 2 at 11:50 a.m. from the Andhra Pradesh spaceport at Sriharikota.
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft is intended to provide remote studies of the solar corona as well as in situ observations of the solar wind at L1 (Sun-Earth Lagrangian point), which is approximately 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.
It would be the first specialized Indian space mission for Sun observations launched by the Bengaluru-based space agency.
About Aditya L 1 Mission
Aditya L1 is India’s first space-based observatory-class solar mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft will be positioned in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth system’s Lagrangian point 1 (L1), which is approximately 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. A satellite in halo orbit around the L1 point has the significant benefit of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/ eclipse. This will give you a better chance of consistently watching solar activity. The spacecraft includes seven payloads that will use electromagnetic and particle detectors to investigate the photosphere, chromosphere, and the Sun’s outermost layers (the corona). Using the unique vantage point of L1, four payloads ABOUT ADITYA-L1 directly observe the Sun, while the remaining three payloads conduct in-situ particle and field research at the Lagrange point L1.
Aditya L1 Mission: A brief overview of the mission timeline
The satellite is planned to be launched into orbit in the middle of January, after which we will conduct tests to ensure that all systems are operational, and we expect to get regular data by the end of February.
Aditya L1 Mission 7 Payloads
The Aditya-L1 mission carries seven scientific payloads to conduct a systematic study of the Sun. The Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) investigates the solar corona as well as the dynamics of Coronal Mass Ejections. The Solar Ultra-violet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) payload scans the Solar Photosphere and Chromosphere in near UV and detects solar irradiance fluctuations in near UV.
The solar wind and energetic ions, as well as their energy distribution, are studied by the Aditya Solar wind Particle EXperiment (ASPEX) and Plasma Analyzer Package for Aditya (PAPA) payloads. The Solar Low Energy X-ray Spectrometer (SoLEXS) and the High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS) study the Sun’s X-ray flares throughout a broad X-ray energy range. The Magnetometer payload can measure interplanetary magnetic fields at the L1 point.
Aditya L1 Mission Live Updates: ‘Aditya L1 was supposed to launch in 2008, but…’- An ex-ISRO scientist is working on India’s first Sun mission
As India’s pioneering space-based solar observatory mission, Aditya L1, prepares for launch this Saturday, insights from a former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist reveal its early conception more than 15 years ago, but it was originally planned for a Near-Earth orbit at around 800 km.
“Aditya was expected to enter Near-Earth orbit in 2008…to fly around the Earth and then continuing staring at the Sun and providing data… ISRO has had a space exploration strategy in place for over 15 years. ISRO must also take on new challenges such as interplanetary missions, according to former ISRO scientist Dr. YS Rajan, who received the Padma Shri award in 2012 for his services to science and engineering. Rajan also collaborated on the book “India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium” with former President APJ Abdul Kalam.
Aditya L1 Mission Live Updates: ISRO Chief on India’s Future Missions; Chandrayaan-3 Updates
S Somanath of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) prayed for the success of the Aditya-L1 solar mission at the Sri Chengalamma Parameshwari temple in Andhra Pradesh’s Sullurpeta on Friday. Somanath arrived at the temple around 7.30 a.m. and offered prayers to the deity, according to a temple official, according to news agency PTI.
The ISRO head told reporters that the Aditya-L1 mission will be launched at 11.50 a.m. on Saturday. He stated that the solar mission will take 125 days to reach the exact radius of the Sun.
Following the Sun observatory mission, the ISRO will launch many others in the next days, including SSLV – D3 and PSLV.
Also Read: Chandrayaan-3 Launch Live Updates
Aditya L1 Mission Live Update: ‘Our next launch after Aditya L1 would be Gaganyaan,’ says ISRO chief
“The Aditya L1 countdown begins today, and it will launch tomorrow around 11.50 a.m.” The Aditya L1 satellite is designed to investigate our Sun. It will take another 125 days to get to L1. This is a critical launch. We haven’t decided yet (Chandrayaan-4), but we will shortly. After Aditya L1, our next launch will be Gaganyaan, which will take place in the first week of October,” said ISRO chief S Somanath after praying at Tirupati’s Chengalamma Parameshwari Temple.
Aditya L1 Mission Live Updates: With less than 24 hours for historic launch, here’s a rbrief overview
ISRO chief S Somanath prayed for the success of the Aditya-L1 solar mission at the Sri Chengalamma Parameshwari temple in Andhra Pradesh’s Sullurpeta at 7:30 a.m. on Friday.
The ISRO chief also provided updates on the space agency’s future missions. “The next launch will be Aditya L1, followed by the Gaganyaan in-flight crew escape system demo TV-D1 in October-mid, then GSLV INSAT 3DS, SSLV-D3, PSLV, LVM3, and so on…” When asked about the ISRO’s new missions, Somanath responded.
On Friday morning, an ISRO team paid a visit to the Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple with a miniature model of the Aditya-L1 Mission to offer prayers.