Aditya-L1 mission: Ganesh Chaturthi is on 19th September i.e. Tuesday. It will change its orbit for the fifth time on Tuesday itself. However, before that, big news has come out on Monday regarding Its mission. ISRO has said that Aditya L-1 has started the work of collecting data. This will help scientists to analyze the behavior of particles around the Earth.
Aditya-L1: Solar Mission Data Collection
ISRO has provided an update on India’s inaugural solar mission. The agency has confirmed that it has commenced its scientific data collection operations, marking a significant milestone in the mission’s progress. This mission aims to study the Sun and its activities, enhancing our understanding of solar phenomena.
Aditya-L1 Started its work
ISRO said in one of its posts on ‘X’ that the sensors of the STEPS instrument installed in It started measuring super-thermal and energetic ions and electrons at a distance of more than 50 thousand km from the Earth.
Data will help Scientists
- ISRO states that data from Aditya-L1 will aid scientists.
- The data will enable analysis of particle behavior around Earth.
- The figure illustrates variations in energetic particle environments from one unit.
How many times has Aditya-L1 changed orbit so far?
Aditya-L1 has commenced collecting scientific data.
The sensors of the STEPS instrument have begun measuring supra-thermal and energetic ions and electrons at distances greater than 50,000 km from Earth.
This data helps scientists analyze the behaviour of… pic.twitter.com/kkLXFoy3Ri
— ISRO (@isro) September 18, 2023
Aditya-L1 has changed orbit four times so far (on September 3, September 5, September 10 and September 15). Now for the fifth time it will change its orbit on September 19. According to ISRO, the new orbit of Aditya L1 is 256 km x 121973 km.
That is, the minimum distance from the Earth in the orbit in which it is now is 256 km and the maximum distance is 121973 km.
When was Aditya L-1 launched?
Aditya-L1, India’s groundbreaking solar mission, was successfully launched at 11:50 am on August 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Representing India’s maiden exploration of the Sun, this mission marks a significant milestone in space exploration. It aims to provide valuable insights into the enigmatic solar phenomena, aiding scientists in unraveling the Sun’s mysteries.