India’s first solar mission, Aditya L1, successfully completed its third earth-bound manoeuvre on 10 September 2023. The manoeuvre was performed from ISTRAC, Bengaluru, with tracking from ISRO’s ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru, SDSC-SHAR, and Port Blair.
- The next manoeuvre is scheduled for September 15, 2023, around 02:00 Hrs. IST.
- On September 5, Aditya L1 achieved an orbit of 282 km x 40225 km during its second earth-bound manoeuvre.
- Aditya L1 was launched on September 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
- The mission carries seven different payloads to study the Sun in detail, including observations of sunlight and measurements of plasma and magnetic fields.
- Aditya-L1’s primary goal is to uncover unknown facts about the Sun.
- The satellite will spend 16 days on Earth-bound orbits, undergoing five manoeuvres to gain the required speed to reach its destination.
Q.: India’s first solar mission, Aditya L1 was launched on 2nd September from ?
b) Port Blair
Ans : c) Sriharikota