Sriharikota Space Centre saw the successful launch of India’s first solar observatory project, Aditya-L1.


Sriharikota: The first flying mission launched at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota at exactly 11:50 a.m., starting India’s trek towards the sun. The start of Aditya L1’s 125-day trek to the sun took just over one hour and three minutes.

The PSLV C57 rocket carrying Aditya L1 ascended into the clear skies on a lovely afternoon, and the audience at ISRO cheered in celebration by whistling and clapping. As the rocket lifted off, scientists in the Control Centre grinned at one another. After Chandrayaan-3’s success, India’s ambitious voyage to the sun is getting close. Aditya L1 is being transported on PSLV C 57, an XL variant with longer strap-on motors carrying more fuel.

Every single flight parameter was perfectly normal. The initial signal from the ship-borne terminal for tracking the second portion of the fourth stage was received 51 minutes after launch. Aditya L1 will arrive at the Lagrange 1 point, where heightened zones of attraction and repulsion are produced by the gravitational forces of a two-body system, such as the Sun and the Earth, in a period of four months. The purpose of Aditya’sL1 mission is to investigate the solar winds and solar environment. In order to observe the photosphere, chromosphere, and the Sun’s outermost layers, the Corona, it carries seven payloads.

This will make it easier to comprehend the issues with coronal heating. Coronal mass ejection, flare and pre-flare activity, weather dynamics, and the investigation of particle and field propagation in the interplanetary medium. India’s successful voyage to the moon on August 23 was followed quickly by another trip to the sun, which was made by four other space centres across the world. In addition to orbiting India’s own satellites, ISRO also provides this service for hundreds of foreign satellites, generating revenue for India in the process.

Since 1999, India has launched 431 foreign satellites with its rockets, the majority of which were carried aloft by the PSLV rocket. These spacecraft came from 36 different nations.104 satellites were launched into orbit by the rocket in a single mission as well.