The Aditya L1 mission is India’s first-ever solar mission that is designed to study the chromosphere and corona of the earth. ISRO successfully launched the spacecraft on 2 September 2023 at 11:50 AM (IST). The Aditya L1 Launch vehicle PSLV-C57 carries the spacecraft at the halo orbit around Lagrange Point 1 (L1) of the sun-earth system. Aditya L1 mission took place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota. The launch vehicle of Aditya L1 carries the seven payloads that are of two types remote sensing payloads and in-situ payloads. Continue reading!
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About Aditya L1 Launch Vehicle
The launch vehicle of Aditya L1 i.e. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C57) is the third generation launch vehicle of ISRO. This launch vehicle is also regarded as the workhorse of ISRO as it successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 and Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in 2008 and 2013 respectively.
|Name of the Launch Vehicle||PSLV-XL|
|Number of Stages||4|
PSLV vehicle has again proven its efficiency after a successful flight duration of 63 minutes and 20 seconds. It has placed the Aditya L1 spacecraft into an elliptical orbit of 235*19,599 km around the sun.
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Aditya L1 Mission Launch Vehicle: Key Features
After the success of Chandrayaan-3 from LVM3 M4 vehicle on 14 July 2023. ISRO has again conducted an extremely important mission of Aditya L1 through the PSLV C57 rocket. This particular launch vehicle is of XL configuration. It is one of the most versatile launch vehicles of the Indian Space Research Organization. PSLV will initially place the Aditya L1 in the lower earth’s orbit. Gradually, the velocity and the orbit of the Aditya L1 will be enhanced with the help of onboard propulsion till it is moved closer to the sun. Lastly, the Aditya L1 will be placed about 1.5 million km from the earth in the halo orbit in Lagrange point L1.
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The Indian Space Research Organization has successfully fired the first-ever solar mission Aditya L1 using PSLV-C57 on 2 September 2023.
Aditya L1 will not land on the sun. Instead, the spacecraft will be settled in the halo orbit of the sun-earth system in the Lagrange Point L1.
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