India has successfully launched Aditya-L1 solar probe into Earth orbit

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India successfully launched Aditya-L1 solar probe into Earth orbit

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The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched the Aditya-L1 automatic solar space station into Earth orbit.

The PSLV-C57 launch vehicle launched on Saturday, September 2, at 11 :50 local time (09:20 Kyiv time) from the spaceport on Sriharikota Island in the Bay of Bengal. An hour later, Aditya-L1 was launched into the specified orbit, reports. The mission to launch the device has been successfully completed, – stated in the Flight Control Center.

Aditya will orbit the Earth for some time, after which it will go on a four-month journey to the Lagrange point.

After completing the rotation in the geocentric orbit, the device will go to the region of the Lagrange point L1 of the Sun-Earth system, which is located 1.5 million km from the Earth. This journey will last about four months.

At the end point, the station will be able to be stationary with respect to the Earth and the Sun and observe the luminary without obstruction, capturing the solar radiation.

The Aditya-L1 project is the second high-tech mission space exploration, which India will organize in 2023. On August 23, the lander of the Indian mission “Chandrayan-3” landed on the South Pole of the Moon.

BAGNET reminds that in October 2022, China launched a telescope into space to study Sun.

Prepared by: Serhii Daga