India’s inaugural Sun exploration mission is getting ready to launch next month. S Somanath, the head of ISRO, revealed that the Aditya L-1 spacecraft has arrived at Sriharikota and is all set for liftoff during the first week of September.
“After the launch, it will take 125 days to reach a point called Lagrange point 1 (L1) from Earth. We’ll need to wait until then,” explained Somnath.
The exact launch date is yet to be determined and will be decided by Monday. This mission involves placing Aditya L1 into a specific orbit that will enable close observation of various phenomena on the Sun’s surface. This orbit will be a halo orbit around the Lagrange point (L1) within the Sun-Earth system. This point is situated approximately 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. Before ISRO’s space mission to the Sun begins in September, let’s delve into the orbit where Aditya L1 will be positioned.