Aditya L-1: Big update on ISRO’s solar mission, will reach L1 point on January 6

Aditya L1, ISRO-India TV Hindi.

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ISRO Chairman S. Somnath

Mumbai: There has been a major update regarding the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) solar mission. ISRO chief S. Somnath has said about the important mission that Aditya L-1 will reach the Lagrange Point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system on January 6. After reaching this point, the spacecraft will study the Sun without interruption. This ISRO mission was launched in September this year.

Somnath made the announcement at the IIT Tech Fest.

“Aditya L1 is almost there now,” said Somnath at IIT Bombay’s annual science and technology event ‘Techfest 2023’. Aditya L1 will reach Lagrange Point on January 6 at 4 pm. We will operate Aditya L1’s engine in a very controlled manner, so that it can enter an orbit called a ‘halo orbit’. The ‘Lagrange point’ is the region where gravity between the Earth and the Sun will become neutral.

All payloads are working fine- Somnath

Somnath said that it is not possible to neutralize gravity completely, as there are other bodies like Moon, Mars, Venus. All six payloads have been tested and are “working well,” he said. He said that they are getting very good information.

Pragyan Rover slept forever – Somnath

About ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3, Somnath said Pragyaan rover played an important role in data collection. 14 days after landing on the lunar surface, the Pragyan rover fell asleep on the lunar surface forever. “It sleeps forever in history,” he said. Unfortunately, we were hoping it would wake up, but it didn’t. When we tested the whole system in our lab, it was working.” Somnath said some of the systems working in the lab are not capable of working on the lunar surface due to various reasons like radiation. (input language)

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