ISRO Aditya L1 launch LIVE: Aditya L1 launch mission live updates: At 11:50 IST today, the India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Aditya-L1 mission to investigate the Sun. Below is a link to the space agency’s livestream of the launch.
Mission Aditya L1
The Aditya L1 mission will employ a similar strategy to that of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. It will first enter an Earth orbit, after which it will ascend and accelerate until it reaches its final halo orbit around the first Lagrange point (L1) between the Earth and the Sun. The Lagrange point is a convenient vantage point for the probe, as its proximity would allow it to maintain its position without consuming excessive fuel. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also positioned the James Webb Space Telescope at the second Lagrange point for this reason. (L2)
The 23-hour 40-minute countdown leading to the launch at 11:50 Hrs. IST on September 2, 2023, has commended today at 12:10 Hrs.
— ISRO (@isro) September 1, 2023
ISRO’s solar mission’s goal
The Aditya L1 mission will employ electromagnetic, particle, and magnetic field detectors to observe the photosphere, chromosphere, and outermost layers of the Sun’s atmosphere (corona). But why do we need to examine the sun? Well, disturbances in the form of solar flares, Coronal Mass Ejections, and solar winds directed toward Earth can have a negative effect on space weather; therefore, researching the Sun is of the utmost importance.