"What's the latest update on the Aditya L1 mission, just ten days after its launch from India?"


The Aditya-L1 was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, riding aboard the space agency's dependable workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C57).

India's inaugural dedicated solar mission, Aditya-L1, is gearing up for its next phase of exploration following its successful launch on September 2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) reported that the spacecraft has already completed three of its five planned Earth-bound maneuvers and is now poised for its next maneuver scheduled for September 15.

The Aditya-L1 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, riding aboard the reliable Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C57), marking another significant milestone for India's space program. Impressively, this successful launch took place a mere ten days after ISRO's moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, landed in the south polar region.

This satellite, named after the Sanskrit word for "Sun," is equipped with seven distinct payloads developed indigenously by ISRO and academic institutions. These instruments have been meticulously designed to study various facets of the Sun's atmosphere and its influence on space weather. Currently, after completing three Earth-bound maneuvers, Aditya L1 is positioned in orbit at 282 km x 40225 km.

The spacecraft is projected to reach its observation point in approximately four months, where it will be positioned in a halo orbit around Lagrangian Point 1 (L1). L1 is a crucial location in space, situated between the Earth and the Sun, enabling continuous observation of the Sun.

Aditya L1's next endeavor entails progressing towards the L1 Lagrange point. This progression is part of a series of five planned Earth-bound orbital maneuvers that the spacecraft will undertake before finally reaching its designated orbit at the L1 point, anticipated to occur approximately 127 days after its initial launch.

The Aditya-L1 mission stands as a remarkable milestone in India's space endeavors, representing the nation's first dedicated solar mission. It promises to yield invaluable data regarding the Sun's atmosphere, solar magnetic storms, and their impacts on the Earth's environment.


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