Facts You Have To Know About Aditya L1's Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation's Aditya L1 was launched on a solar mission on 2nd September.

Aditya L1 was launched on September 2, 2023, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The Launch

Nigar Shaji, a woman ISRO scientist, was responsible for the overall planning and execution of the mission.

Project Scientist

Spacecraft Mass

The Aditya L1 spacecraft is about the size of a refrigerator and weighs about 1,500 kilograms.

The spacecraft is placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange Point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system.

Why It's Called L1

L1 is a point in space where the gravitational forces of the Sun and Earth are balanced, so objects placed there will remain relatively stable.

What Is L1

The 5-year long mission will help scientists to better understand the Sun and its influence on the Earth's atmosphere and climate.

Mission Purpose

The spacecraft has 7 payloads that will study different aspects of the Sun such as its corona, chromosphere, and magnetic field.

The Payloads

The Indian government sanctioned a budget of about Rs 400 Crore for the Aditya-L1 mission.

The Budget

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