Aditya L1 Launch Countdown Begins, When and Where to Watch

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Aditya L1 Launch: India recently achieved an unprecedented milestone by successfully landing its Chandrayan 3 on the South pole of moon. Now after this, India is eyeing to launch its maiden solar mission named Aditya L1.

This solar mission will provide valuable insights about the Solar Corona by observing it remotely, and by making an in-depth observations of the Solar winds.

For the uninitiated, L1 refers to Lagrangian point 1, which is one among the 5 Lagrangian points existing between Earth and Sun. Lagrangian points are such points that are comparatively stable for small mass objects under the gravitational influence of two massive orbiting bodies. L1 is about 1.5 million kilometre away from the earth.

Aditya L1 will be India’s first solar observatory, and it will be launched by PSLV-C57. The observatory will have seven payload, some to study the light coming from Sun and some to study plasma and magnetic fields.

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Aditya-L1 mission launch date and time

Aditya L1 is scheduled to be launched on 2nd September 2023, at 11:50 am. It will launched from Sriharikota, that is the satellite launching pad of India. It has undergone all checks and rehearsals, and is ready for launch.

How to watch ISRO’s Aditya-L1 mission LIVE

The launch of Aditya L1 will be telecasted live on Doordarshan Channel and on ISRO’s Official YouTube channel. In addition, it can also be watched from the ISRO Facebook page.

Kindly note that Aditya L1 will be launched at 11:50 am (IST) on 2nd September 2023. So stay tuned in.

Aditya L1 mission, Key Highlights and Objectives

  1. Aditya L1 will be launched from Sriharikota on 2nd September, 2023 at 11:50 am.
  2. It will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrangian Point 1 (or L1), which is 1.5 million km away from the Earth in the direction of the sun.
  3. It will take around 4 months to reach its destination.
  4. The strategic position at L1 will allow Aditya-L1 to continuously observe the sun without being hindered by eclipses or occultation.
  5. It will provide key insights into Solar corona and various kinds of solar activities, that include solar wind acceleration, coupling and dynamics of the solar atmosphere, solar wind distribution and temperature anisotropy, and origin of Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) and flares.

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