7.8 C
London
Friday, February 23, 2024
HomeScienceAfter successful moon landing, India launches rocket to the sun.

After successful moon landing, India launches rocket to the sun.

  1. Launch of India’s First Sun Investigation Mission
  2. Aditya L1’s Mission and Solar Observation Goals
  3. India’s Advancements in Space Exploration

The PSLV rocket launched the sun-atmosphere-exploring spacecraft from Sriharikota on India’s eastern coast on Saturday.

India launched ‘Aditya L1’, its first sun-exploration mission, ten days after landing the first spacecraft on the moon’s south pole.

A polar satellite launch vehicle rocket launched the satellite from Sriharikota on India’s eastern coast at 11:50 a.m. local time.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that the launch of Aditya-L1 by PSLV-C57 was successful.

“The satellite was precisely placed into its designated orbit by the vehicle.

“The first solar observatory in India has begun its journey to the sun-Earth L1 point.”

Aditya L1 will travel approximately 1.5 million kilometers over the course of four months to enter a halo orbit around the Lagrange point (L1) of the sun-Earth system.

After successful moon landing, India launches rocket to the sun.

It will achieve orbital stability due to the balance of gravitational forces.

The Aditya-L1 mission is the first space-based observatory-class Indian solar mission to investigate the sun’s atmosphere, according to ISRO.

The spacecraft has seven instruments to study the sun’s photosphere, chromosphere, and corona.

With electromagnetic, particle, and magnetic field detectors, it plans to study solar winds, which can generate “auroras.”

The mission’s long-term data could contribute to a greater understanding of the sun’s influence on Earth’s climate patterns.

Aditya L1’s principal payload, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC), transmits large volumes of spectral line data.

It will transmit 1,440 images per day, or one image of the sun every minute, to ground stations where it will be read, analyzed, processed, and disseminated to scientists worldwide.

Every solar storm that reaches Earth passes via L1.

A satellite in this halo orbit around L1 of the sun-Earth system may see the sun continuously.

This will also enhance the ability to observe solar activity and its impact on space weather in real-time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was feted and congratulated by world leaders at the BRICS summit in South Africa when India became the first nation to land a spacecraft on the moon’s southern hemisphere.

He stated, “The success of Chandrayaan-3 is not only a victory for India but for all of humanity.”

A few days before the largest assemblage of world leaders at the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Mr. Modi will have the opportunity to demonstrate India’s prowess in its successful low-budget space program.

With a budget of approximately $74 million (£57.7 million), the Chandrayaan-3 moon mission was less expensive than even fake space ventures, such as Gravity and The Martian, which both cost more than $100 million (£78.7 million) to produce.

And with each successful launch, the nation becomes a prominent member of the global space exploration community.

Read More

RELATED ARTICLES

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

Navalny’s mother alleges pressure for ‘secret’ burial

Lyudmila Navalnaya, mother of deceased Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, accuses the state of pressuring her for a secret burial and refusing to return his body. Despite a death certificate citing natural causes, Navalny's family believes he was assassinated by the Kremlin, a charge Russia denies. Amidst her grief, Yulia Navalnaya posts a heartfelt message about their daughter's strength, while the Kremlin continues investigating the death.

Valencia: Huge fire destroys flats in Spanish city

A massive fire in Valencia, Spain, has claimed four lives, injured thirteen, including six firefighters, and left nineteen persons unaccounted for. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez expressed shock and promised full support to the city. The blaze spread rapidly through two buildings, potentially accelerated by strong winds. The cause remains undetermined.

Reddit users call share plans ‘beginning of the end’

Reddit's announcement of a public share sale has met with backlash from users fearing it may alter the site's ethos. Despite the site's successful "ask me anything" threads and significant daily visitor numbers, Redditors are worried about prioritizing revenue over user experience post-IPO. Reddit has faced similar user dissent in the past, and though it struggled to convert online appeal into profits, valuations reached $10 billion in 2021. The CEO sees growth potential in advertising, platform commerce, and AI content licensing. This IPO would be the first for a social media firm since Pinterest in 2019.

FBI, Homeland Security probe AT&T outage for hack

Federal and security agencies are investigating if a cyberattack, notably a DDOS attack, caused the recent widespread U.S. cellular disruption. While the downtime could owe to hackers targeting 911 services or extracting data, a severe solar flare coinciding with the outage raises alternate theories. Past incidents suggest cloud misconfiguration and cybersecurity lapses as potential culprits. The true cause remains undetermined.

Recent Comments