ISRO's Aditya-L1 Solar Mission: A Journey to the Sun

A New Dawn in Solar Exploration

ISRO successfully launches Aditya-L1, its first solar mission, a week after the historic Chandrayaan-3 lunar landing.

Lift-off from Sriharikota

The PSLV-C57.1 rocket carrying Aditya-L1 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

First Earth-Bound Firing

The first Earth-bound firing to raise Aditya-L1's orbit is scheduled for September 3 at around 11:45 am.

The Science of Orbital Adjustment

The Earth-bound manoeuvres involve rocket firing and angular adjustments to set the satellite on its intended path.

Precision in Placement

The PSLV has successfully placed Aditya-L1 into its intended orbit.

The Earth-Bound Phase

Aditya-L1 will stay in Earth-bound orbits for 16 days, undergoing five manoeuvres to gain the necessary velocity.

Trans-Lagrangian1 Insertion

The satellite will undergo a trans-Lagrangian1 insertion, marking the start of its 110-day journey to the L1 Lagrange Point.

The L1 Orbit

It will bind Aditya-L1 to an orbit around this balanced gravitational location between Earth and the Sun.

The Halo Orbit

Aditya-L1 is expected to reach the observation point in four months, where it will be placed in a halo orbit around L1.

Instruments Onboard

Aditya-L1 carries seven different payloads to conduct a detailed study of the Sun, including observations of light, plasma, and magnetic fields.

Uninterrupted Solar Study

The strategic location will enable Aditya-L1 to continuously observe the Sun without being hindered by eclipses or occultation.

Understanding Space Weather

The spacecraft's data will contribute to a deeper understanding of solar activities and their impact on space weather.