Aditya-L1 mission: India’s solar venture set to reach Lagrangian point L1 on January 6, confirms ISRO

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ISRO Chairman S Somanath revealed the anticipated arrival of Aditya-L1 at the Lagrangian point L1 on January 6. This crucial point is positioned 1.5 million km away from Earth.

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Launched from Sriharikota on September 2, Aditya-L1 mission, India's inaugural solar endeavor, is gearing up for a pivotal maneuver upon reaching L1 to establish a stable orbit.

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Purpose of the Mission: The maneuver at L1 ensures a stable orbit, facilitating continuous and in-depth studies of the Sun. Somanath highlights the importance of the data gathered, not just for India but for the entire world.

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Once successfully positioned at L1, Aditya-L1 is poised to remain there for the next five years, undertaking comprehensive data collection to unravel the dynamics of the Sun and its impact on life.

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Earlier reports indicated the European Space Agency (ESA) playing a pivotal role in supporting ISRO for the solar mission. ESA will provide deep space communication services and assist in testing essential flight dynamics software.

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ISRO Chairman S Somanath underscores India's space ambitions, emphasizing the need for technological advancement. He envisions the creation of the 'Bharatiya Space Station' in alignment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision.

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Somanath says he encourages a strategic focus, acknowledging that while India may not lead in every field, concentrating on areas of excellence is pivotal. This approach aims to position India as a crucial player in the global space community.

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In the realm of space, India recognises the emergence of new actors. Somanath expresses the commitment to support, encourage, and build the economy around the new generation in the space sector.

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