After successful soft landing on lunar south polar region, Its now time for Solar exploration
Aditya L1 Mission
India's first space-based solar observatory, PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission, is ready to launch on 2nd Sept 2023 at 11:50 hrs IST from Shriharikota
Challenges of Aditya L1
The major challenge is to place solar probe 1.5 million km from Earth at L1, about four times farther than the moon distance.
'Aditya L1' ??
Aditya is synonym of ‘Sun’, and ‘L1’ stands for Lagrangian point 1. At this point fuel consumption by any spacecaft is minimum. How?? Let's discuss in next slide.
Significance of L1
Lagrangian points are where the gravitational forces acting between two objects cancel each other and therefore can be used by spacecraft to ‘hover’ without much fuel consumption.
Chandrayaan 3 took almost 40 days to reach the moon. Spacecraft of Aditya L1 will take almost four months to reach L1.
One of the key objective of this mission is to study Coronal heating and solar wind acceleration alongwith initiation of CME, flares and near Earth space weather.
Coronal Mass Ejection
To Read in Details
For complete details about this mission you can visit our science blog page in the link below