ISRO successfully deployed ‘Magnetometer Boom’ on Aditya-L1 spacecraft.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully deployed a ‘magnetometer boom’ designed to measure the low-intensity interplanetary magnetic field in space on the Aditya-L1 satellite. The six-metre long ‘magnetometer boom’ was deployed on January 11 at ‘L1’ (Sun-Earth Lagrangian point) in the orbit of ‘Halo’, the space agency said. It was in storage for 132 days after the launch of ‘Aditya-L1’. A ‘magnetometer boom’ is a scientific instrument used to analyze the magnetic field (magnetic field). According to ISRO, the ‘magnetometer’ consists of two sets of sophisticated and high precision magnetic sensors. “Sensors are installed three to six meters from the spacecraft,” he said.

Placing them at these distances reduces the effect of the magnetic field produced by the spacecraft on the measurement, and using two of them helps to accurately estimate this effect. The dual sensor system helps in eliminating the spacecraft’s magnetic effect. ISRO on January 6 launched the country’s first solar mission vehicle ‘Aditya L One’ to study the Sun, about 1.5 lakh km from Earth. was installed in the classroom. ‘Aditya L1’ was successfully launched on September 2, 2023.

‘Aditya L1’ is designed to conduct remote observations of the Sun’s atmosphere and realistic observations of the solar wind at ‘L1’, which is about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. The main objective of this mission is to study the dynamics of the solar atmosphere, the heating of the Sun’s corona, solar earthquakes or ‘coronal mass ejections’ (CMEs) on the Sun’s surface, solar activity and their characteristics, and meteorology. Problems in near-Earth space have to be understood.

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