Chandrayaan 3

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.

Why name  '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.

Travel Time

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.

CME  Coronal Mass Ejection

To Read in Details

For complete details about this mission you can visit our science blog page in the link below