Rehearsal and Rocket Check Done
ISRO announced that they’ve wrapped up the launch practice and rocket inspection for the ‘Aditya-L1’ mission. This mission is all about understanding the Sun better. The launch is scheduled for September 2 at 11:50 am from the Sriharikota Space Centre.
Aditya-L1: Exploring the Sun
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft is like a space detective studying the Sun’s secrets. It will closely observe the Sun’s outer layer and the solar wind from a unique vantage point known as L1. This spot is exceptionally distant – about 15 lakh kilometers away from Earth. This is India’s very first dedicated mission to study the Sun. It’s a remarkable feat, especially following ISRO’s recent success in safely landing Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s South Pole.
The preparations for the launch are progressing.
The Launch Rehearsal – Vehicle Internal Checks are completed.
— ISRO (@isro) August 30, 2023
A Mighty Rocket Ride
The spacecraft will hitch a ride aboard the PSLV-C57 rocket. ISRO shared through social media that all systems are green for the launch. Thorough rehearsal sessions have been conducted, and the rocket has been given a clean bill of health.
Learning from the L1 Orbit
Aditya-L1’s primary mission is to closely examine the Sun from a location known as ‘L1’. It’s like having a front-row seat to the cosmic show. The spacecraft is equipped with seven advanced instruments that will analyze various parts of the Sun using different types of light. An ISRO representative highlighted, “Aditya-L1 is a product of India’s innovation, with significant contributions from our esteemed national science institutions.”