India’s Solar Mission Aditya L1 has successfully moved beyond Earth’s influence and is now on its way to the Lagrange point L1.
- The spacecraft has traveled a distance of 9.2 lakh kilometers from Earth and is headed for a point 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth.
- ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has shared this information on a microblogging site.
- Aditya L1 is India’s first space-based observatory designed for studying the Sun from a halo orbit.
- The spacecraft was launched on September 2 with the primary mission of studying the photosphere, chromospheres, and corona of the Sun.
- Aditya L1 is equipped with seven payloads, with five developed by ISRO and two by academic institutes in India.
- It is expected that after 110 days, the spacecraft will be maneuvered into an orbit around L1 from the Ground station.
Q.: What is the final destination of Aditya L1’s journey?
a) Earth’s atmosphere
b) Mars’ orbit
c) Sun-Earth Lagrange point L1
d) Moon’s surface
Ans : c) Sun-Earth Lagrange point L1