India’s Solar Mission Aditya L1 moved beyond Earth’s influence

India’s Solar Mission Aditya L1 has successfully moved beyond Earth’s influence and is now on its way to the Lagrange point L1.

  1. 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.
  2. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has shared this information on a microblogging site.
  3. Aditya L1 is India’s first space-based observatory designed for studying the Sun from a halo orbit.
  4. The spacecraft was launched on September 2 with the primary mission of studying the photosphere, chromospheres, and corona of the Sun.
  5. Aditya L1 is equipped with seven payloads, with five developed by ISRO and two by academic institutes in India.
  6. 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

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