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PM Modi says, 'India creates yet another landmark' as Aditya-L1 enters final orbit

According to ISRO officials, the spacecraft was placed in a halo orbit around Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system. The L1 point is about one per cent of the total distance between the Earth and the Sun.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: January 06, 2024 17:25 IST
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Image Source : PTI PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday once again hailed India's first solar mission Aditya-L1. ISRO on Saturday performed the final manoeuvre on Saturday and injected Aditya-L1 spacecraft -- the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun -- into its final destination orbit, some 1.5 million kilometres from the Earth.

A satellite in a halo orbit around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultations/eclipses, they said, adding, this will provide a greater advantage in observing solar activities and its effect on space weather in real time.

Taking to X, he said, "India creates yet another landmark. India’s first solar observatory Aditya-L1 reaches it destination. It is a testament to the relentless dedication of our scientists in realising among the most complex and intricate space missions. I join the nation in applauding this extraordinary feat. We will continue to pursue new frontiers of science for the benefit of humanity."

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