What lies ahead for ISRO's Aditya-L1 mission? Unveiling spacecraft's journey to Lagrange Point 1

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ISRO outlines that upon arrival, a gravitational ballet unfolds, binding Aditya-L1 into a halo orbit around L1- a balanced gravitational location approximately 1.5 million km from Earth.

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Aditya-L1 mission spacecraft will maintain an orbit around L1, positioned about 1.5 million km from Earth, ensuring a constant, uninterrupted view of the Sun, just 1 percent of the Earth-Sun distance.

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Strategically placed at L1, Aditya-L1 can observe the Sun continuously, gathering crucial data about its outer atmosphere.

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Before reaching L1, Aditya-L1 executed a Trans-Lagrangian1 insertion manoeuvre, initiating its 110-day trajectory to the L1 Lagrange point.

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Once successfully positioned at L1, Aditya-L1 spacecraft will be set for ISRO's five-year mission, during which it will collect essential data not only for India but for the global scientific community.

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The primary Aditya-L1 mission involves studying the outer atmosphere of the Sun, providing valuable insights into solar dynamics without physically approaching or landing on the Sun.

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ISRO chief Somanath emphasises that the data collected by Aditya-L1 will contribute significantly to understanding how the Sun's dynamics impact life on Earth, making it a mission with global implications.

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The Aditya-L1 will spend its entire mission orbiting around L1 in an irregularly shaped orbit, perpendicular to the line joining Earth and the Sun, enabling diverse observations.

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