New Delhi: Leap into history followed by Aditya L-1. ISRO says India’s first solar mission has crossed Earth’s orbit ISRO also stated that the journey to Lagrange Point is continuing. Aditya L-1 has crossed the Earth’s influence zone and is on its way to the Lagrange Point after covering 9.2 lakh km, ISRO said. It is expected to reach the destination by the first week of January. The mission aims to study things including the Sun’s magnetic field, the corona, the composition and temperature of the solar atmosphere. For this, 7 channels have been set up. Four will observe light and the other three will study the Sun’s plasma and magnetosphere.
The probe’s main payload, the visible emission line coronagraph, is expected to capture 1,440 images per day and send them back to Earth. India’s historic mission Aditya L lifted off from Sriharikota on a PSLV C57 rocket last September 2.
In the first week of January, Aditya will reach Lagrange Point 1, which is 15 lakh km from Earth. Once fixed in a fixed orbit here, the probe will begin a thorough study of the Sun. The mission period is five years.