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How Long is Aditya L1’s Trip to the Sun?

How Long is Aditya L1’s Trip to the Sun?

  • Aditya L1 is embarking on a 4-month journey to a vantage point 1.5 million kilometers away!
  • The spacecraft will make pit stops in Low Earth Orbit and a cruise phase before hitting its final halo orbit!
  • Get ready for continuous, groundbreaking observations of the Sun’s outer layers like never before!

Phase 1: The Low Earth Orbit Pitstop

Phase 2: aiming for the l1 point, key trajectory phases:.

  • Launch from Earth: Initially in a Low Earth Orbit.
  • Launch towards L1 Point: Using onboard propulsion.
  • Cruise Phase: After exiting Earth’s gravitational influence.
  • Insertion into Halo Orbit: Final destination around L1.

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The Cruise Phase—Space's Version of a Road Trip!

Final insertion into halo orbit, the time factor.

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India’s first solar observatory sets off on its journey to the Sun-Earth L1 point aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Credit: ISRO

India successfully launched its maiden space-based observatory to study the Sun from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota today (2 September 2023).

ISRO confirmed the launch of Aditya-L1 by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C57. “India’s first solar observatory has begun its 125-day journey to the destination of Sun-Earth L1 point,” ISRO chairman S Somnath said.

The mission comes barely ten days after India became the first country to land a spacecraft on the unexplored south pole of the Moon.

Aditya-L1 on its 1.5 million km journey will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point (L1) of the Sun-Earth system which has the advantage of viewing the Sun without any eclipses. This will provide a greater advantage of observing the solar activities continuously.

“With an indigenous space-based heliophysics mission, India demonstrates yet another major space capability, and advances its pursuit of the status of a global space power,” Tomas Hrozensky, Senior Researcher at European Space Policy Institute told Nature India .

The Journey

Initially the spacecraft will be placed in a low-earth orbit that made more elliptical at a later stage. The spacecraft will be injected into a large halo orbit around L1. It will a distance four times the distance from Earth to the Moon.

“It will take the Aditya-L1 about four months to travel to its observation point,” ISRO said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“The mission will be the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun. It will allow scientists to study solar activities and their effect on space weather in real-time,” the ISRO chairman said.

Mylswamy Annadurai, director of India’s first Moon mission, told Nature India that Mission Aditya symbolises consolidation of India’s space programme in planetary science after the Moon and Mars.

Amitabha Ghosh, a contributor to NASA’s Rover Mission to Mars and a part of the Mars Pathfinder mission team told Nature India that more than 99% of the mass of our solar system resides in Sun. “It is therefore very important to understand the evolution of the Sun in order to understand our solar system.”

Aditya L1 will join the international effort to understand the Sun. Other missions currently monitoring the Sun are: Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, SOHO, ACE, IRIS, WIND, Solar Dynamics Observatory and STEREO.

The mission

The spacecraft carries seven payloads to observe the photosphere, chromosphere and the outermost layers of the Sun (corona) using electromagnetic and particle field detectors. L1 offers an uninterrupted view of the Sun, making it a strategic point to study solar activities in real time. The payloads have been indigenously developed by different laboratories in the country.

The payloads on Aditya

• Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) will study the solar corona and dynamics of coronal mass ejections.

• Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) will image the solar photosphere and chromosphere in near ultraviolet and measure the solar irradiance variations.

• Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) and Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya (PAPA) will study the solar wind, energetic ions and their energy distribution.

• Solar Low Energy X-ray Spectrometer (SoLEXS) and High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HELIOS) will study the X-ray flares from the Sun over a wide X-ray energy range.

• Advanced Tri-axial High-Resolution Digital Magnetometers (MAG) will measure the interplanetary magnetic fields at the L1 point.

The mission will study the Sun’s atmosphere and its interaction with solar wind. It will also identify the sequence of processes at multiple layers (chromosphere, base and extended corona) which leads to various solar eruptive events besides providing data to understand the problem of coronal heating, coronal mass ejection, pre-flare and flare activities besides space weather. The mission will help enhance assessments of space weather events that can have damaging effects on electronic technologies both in space and on Earth, Hrozensky said.

ISRO’s Astrosat launched some years ago provides excellent data, said Ajay Lele, space expert and consultant, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, adding that “The success of this mission would only be known after the satellite reaches its location in a few months.”

The Aditya L1 mission marks a significant step in solar physics, for the world and especially for India. Astrophysicist Sudip Bhattacharya, professor at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research told Nature India , “As the distance between the Earth and the L1 point is four times that between the Earth and the Moon, this will also demonstrate India’s prowess in travelling long distances in space,” said Bhattacharyya who is the current principal investigator of the soft x-ray telescope aboard Astrosat.

“The mission will provide insights into how the Sun's radiations affects Earth's atmosphere,” Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology, Observer Research Foundation told Nature India .

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India’s ambitious solar mission Aditya-L1 is near completion now. The spacecraft is in right direction and inching closer to the L1 point or Lagrange 1 point. ISRO Chairman S Somanath on December 23 shared details of the mission and when L1 insertion day. After the historic soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on south pole of Moon, ISRO started its new space mission on September 02. ISRO launched its maiden solar mission ‘Aditya-L1’ to study Sun from point L1. The spacecraft will travel approximately 15 million km to reach the L1 point. The total travel time from the launch pad to L1 will take around four months for ‘Aditya-L1’.

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Aditya L1 status: Aditya L1 Update & Live tracking and location of Aditya L1

Misum Hasan

In this article, we discuss, Aditya L1 status and Live tracking and location of Aditya L1. As we all know Aditya L1 was launched on 2nd September 2023 and it is expected to reach its destination on 7th January 2024. We will cover all the updates of the Aditya L1 mission from its launch to its destination and its operations, So stay in orbit of Aditya L1.

Aditya L1 is India’s first mission to study the Sun and its orbit is the Lagrange point (L1) of the halo orbit around the Sun-Earth system which is approximately 1.5 million km from the Earth.

Table of Contents

The main objectives of Aditya L1 are

(1) Study the Upper atmospheric layer (chromosphere and corona) of the sun.

(2) Understand the mechanism of the solar and heating process

(3) Understand space weather, origin, composition, and solar wind dynamics

Aditya L1 Payloads

Aditya L1 payloads are of two types one is remote sensing payload and 2nd is in-situ payload ( on-site observation of L1 point).

Read more details of payloads and objectives on Aditya L1: India’s 1st mission to Sun

Aditya L1 status: Live tracking and location of Aditya L1

The aditya l1 launch (02 september 2023).

ISRO ( Indian Space Research Organisation ) launched Aditya L1 on 2nd September 2023 at 11:50 Hrs IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shri Harikota by PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ) XL/ PSLV C56.

Aditya L1 Launching

After the successful launch, PSLV placed the Aditya L1 spacecraft precisely into its orbit and India’s first solar observatory started its journey to the destination L1.

Read also Chandrayaan 3 status: Live tracking and Location

1st Earth-bound- Maneuver ( 03 September 2023)

Aditya L1 status: The 1st Earth-bound maneuver (EBN#1) was performed on 3 September 2023 around 11:40 Hrs IST from ISTRAC, Bengaluru, and the orbit attained by the spacecraft is 245km x 22459 km, and the next maneuver (EBN #2) is scheduled on 5 September 2023 around 03:00 Hrs IST.

Aditya L1 status

2nd Earth-bound Maneuver (05 September 2023)

Live tracking and location of Aditya L1: The second Earth-bound maneuver (EBN#2) was performed on 05 September 2023 at 02:45 Hrs IST from ISTRAC, Bengaluru, and the spacecraft attained a new orbit of 282 km x 40225 km. The next maneuver (EBN#3) is planned on 10 September 2023 around 02:30 Hrs IST.

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3rd Earth-bound Maneuver (10 September 2023)

Aditya L1 status: 3rd Earth-bound maneuver (EBN#3) was performed successfully on 10 September 2023 around 02:30 Hrs IST from ISTRAC, Bengaluru, and the spacecraft was placed into a new orbit of 296 km x 71767 km. The 4th maneuver (EBN#4) is scheduled for 15 September 2023 around 02:00 Hrs IST.

EBN#3

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4th Earth-bound Maneuver (15 September 2023)

Live tracking and location of Aditya L1: 4th Earth-bound maneuver (EBN#4) was performed successfully on 15 September 2023 around 02:15 Hrs IST from ISRO’s ISTRAC, Bengaluru, and Aditya L1 spacecraft entered into a new orbit of 256 km x 121973 km.

The upcoming maneuver Trans-Lagragean Point 1 Insertion ( TL1 I) – a departure from Earth– is planned on 19 September 2023 around 02:00 Hrs IST.

Aditya L1 EBN#4

Aditya L1 started collecting data (18 September 2023)

Aditya L1 status: The collection of scientific data has commenced for the Supra Thermal & Energetic Particle Spectrometer (STEPS) instrument, which is a component of the Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) payload.

STEPS utilizes six omnidirectional sensors to measure supra-thermal and energetic ions with energies ranging from 20 keV/nucleon to 5 MeV/nucleon, and electrons exceeding 1 MeV. This comprehensive particle analysis allows for a detailed understanding of the space environment.

STEPS was activated on September 10, 2023, at a distance exceeding 50,000 km from Earth, STEPS was positioned well beyond the Earth’s radiation belt region, equivalent to over 8 times the Earth’s radius. After following essential instrument health checks, the collection of data continued until the spacecraft had traveled beyond the 50,000 km mark from Earth.

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TL1 I maneuver (19 September 2023)

Live tracking and location of Aditya L1: Trans-Lagragean Point 1 Insertion ( TL1 I) maneuver performed successfully on 19 September 2023 around 02:00 Hrs IST from ISRO’s ISTRAC, Bengaluru.

The Aditya L1 spacecraft is currently following a trajectory destined for the Sun-Earth L1 point, where it will undergo a maneuver approximately 110 days from now to be injected into orbit around L1.

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Aditya L1 escapes the sphere of Earth’s influence (30 September 2023)

Live tracking and location of Aditya L1: The spacecraft has surpassed a distance of 920,000 kilometers from Earth, effectively breaking free from Earth’s gravitational influence. It is currently charting its course towards Lagrange Point 1 (L1), situated between the Sun and Earth.

Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) ( 8 October 2023 )

Live tracking and location of Aditya L1: A planned Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) was successfully executed on October 6, 2023, for approximately 16 seconds. This maneuver was deemed necessary to refine the spacecraft’s trajectory following an evaluation of the Trans-Lagrangean Point 1 Insertion (TL1I) maneuver performed on September 19, 2023.

TCM serves as a precise navigational tool, ensuring the spacecraft remains on the designated path toward the Halo orbit insertion around L1.

HEL1OS captures High-Energy X-rays of Solar Flares (7 November 2023)

Aditya L1 status: The HEL1OS (High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer ) instrument onboard Aditya-L1 has successfully detected the intense X-ray emission associated with the impulsive phase of a solar flare.

The HEL1OS is equipped to continuously monitor the Sun’s high-energy X-ray activity, providing high-resolution spectra and rapid observations.

HEL1OS captures High-Energy X-rays of Solar Flares

Solar Wind Ion Spectrometer (SWIS) is operational now (26 November 2023)

Aditya L1 status: The Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) payload has successfully activated its second instrument, the Solar Wind Ion Spectrometer (SWIS).

ASPEX consists of two state-of-the-art instruments: the Solar Wind Ion Spectrometer (SWIS) and STEPS (SupraThermal and Energetic Particle Spectrometer). STEPS became operational on September 10, 2023. Subsequently, the SWIS instrument was activated on November 2, 2023, and has demonstrated excellent performance since then, But these data share by ISRO on 1 December 2023.

Solar Wind Ion Spectrometer (SWIS) is operational now

SUIT payload captures full disc image of SUN ( 8 December 2023)

Aditya L1 status: The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) instrument, installed on the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, has achieved a milestone by capturing full-disk images of the Sun within the 200-400 nm wavelength spectrum (near ultraviolet wavelengths). SUIT employs a range of scientific filters to acquire images of the Sun’s photosphere and chromosphere in this specific wavelength range.

The SUIT payload was activated on November 20, 2023. After a successful pre-commissioning phase, the telescope recorded its inaugural scientific images on December 6, 2023.

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PAPA (Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya) switch on (8 December 2023)

The Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya (PAPA) installed on the Aditya-L1 spacecraft serves as an energy and mass analyzer payload designed to observe the flux of solar wind electrons and ions. It comprises two sensors: the Solar Wind Electron Energy Probe (SWEEP) for electron flux monitoring and the Solar Wind Ion Composition Analyser (SWICAR) for analyzing ion flux.

To assess the in-orbit condition, the payload underwent its initial activation on November 8, 2023, at 10 hours during the cruise phase. Notably, the high voltage (5 kV) was not enabled during this cruise phase. The functionality of the payload was tested using both the primary and backup DC-DC converters. Throughout the cruise phase, the PAPA payload’s electronics remained consistently activated. The 127 datasets obtained during this period were carefully analyzed at the Payload Operation Centre located at the Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC.

ISRO is planning to switch on the high voltage (5 kV) for the first time on December 11, 2023, and ISRO will be doing it gradually, step by step while keeping a close eye on all the parameters to ensure everything is monitored carefully.

PAPA (Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya)

Last Manuever of Aditya L1 (Aditya L1 reached halo orbit around L1 point on 6th January 2024)

Aditya L1 status: Following a 127-day journey since its launch on September 2, 2023, the Aditya L1 spacecraft achieved a milestone by entering a halo orbit around the L1 point at 4:17 PM IST on January 6, 2024. During this momentous occasion, the spacecraft executed its final burn, flawlessly performing the L1 insertion maneuver with the activation of its thrusters.

you can read What Is The Lagrange Point L1, Where Aditya L1 Has Been Positioned?

Positioned in a halo orbit around Lagrange 1 (L1), approximately 1.5 million kilometers or 15 lakh kilometers from Earth, Aditya L1 is slated to remain in this orbit for the next five years. Joining it in the halo orbit are four other operational probes. Notably, three of them are exclusively from NASA: WIND, Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE), and Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). The fourth, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), is a collaborative effort between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Status on 7th January 2024

As of January 7, 2024, Dr. Somanath reported that the Aditya-L1 spacecraft holds approximately 100 kilograms of remaining fuel. To sustain operations for five years at L1, the spacecraft requires around 60 kilograms of fuel. Nevertheless, the mission’s duration beyond the initial five years is contingent on various factors, including the health of the payload.

Status on 9th January 2024

PAPA Payload Fully Operational

The PAPA (Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya) payload aboard Aditya-L1 is currently operating at its full capacity of 5Kv and has commenced the transmission of high-quality data. On December 8, 2023, “PAPA” was activated for the first time during the cruise phase, with a duration of only 10 hours.

During the cruise phase, the functionality of the PAPA payload was tested to evaluate its in-orbit condition, both the primary and backup DC-DC converters were used in the assessment.

You can read more details about the PAPA payload in the above paragraph of this article.

PAPA (Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya) payload of Aditya L1

Aditya L1 Update on 11 January 2024

Magnetometer boom deployed on the aditya l1 satellite.

Aditya L1 Magnetometer  boom in stowed condition

The magnetometer boom, which is 6 meters long, has been successfully deployed on the Aditya-L1 satellite. This boom had been in a stowed condition for 132 days since the launch of Aditya-L1. Its deployment took place in the Halo orbit at Lagrange point L-1 on January 11, 2024.

The boom is equipped with two advanced fluxgate magnetometer sensors that boast high accuracy. These sensors are positioned at distances of 3 and 6 meters from the spacecraft body and are designed to measure the low-intensity interplanetary magnetic field in space. Stay connected for Aditya L1 status.

Aditya L1 Update on 23 February 2024

PAPA Payload Sending Data

The Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya (PAPA) payload on Aditya-L1 became operational in December and has been functioning as expected. Its sophisticated sensors have effectively identified the effects of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), including those occurring on February 10-11, 2024.

PAPA payload operational

SUIT instrument aboard the Aditya L1e observe solar flare on December 31

Check out this video capturing the initial solar flare observed on December 31, 2023, through the SUIT instrument aboard the Aditya L1 #AdityaL1 #ISRO pic.twitter.com/0y7bkhlv7u — Indian Space And Technology (@Ind_SpaceTech) February 22, 2024

Read in detail Aditya L1 Update! Magnetometer Sensor of Aditya L1 Deployed

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When and How much time will Aditya L1 take to reach Sun?

The indian space research organisation (isro) launched its aditya l1 solar mission on september 2, 2023, at 11:50 am ist. learn about the trajectory and when will aditya l1 reach to the sun..

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its Aditya L1 solar mission on September 2, 2023, at 11:50 AM IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota by ISRO’s PSLV XL rocket. The spacecraft is carrying seven payloads that shall observe the photosphere, chromosphere, and the outermost layers of the Sun (the corona) using electromagnetic and particle detectors. 

Aditya-L1 Mission: 👀Onlooker! Aditya-L1, destined for the Sun-Earth L1 point, takes a selfie and images of the Earth and the Moon. #AdityaL1 pic.twitter.com/54KxrfYSwy — ISRO (@isro) September 7, 2023

Placed in the special vantage point of L1, four payloads will directly view the Sun and the remaining three payloads will carry out in-situ studies of particles and fields at the Lagrange point L1.

What is Aditya L1?

Aditya L1 is the first space-based solar observation spacecraft that will be placed in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 1 (L1). The satellite will cover 1.5 million kilometres from the Earth which is about 4 times farther than the Moon.

Aditya L1

L1 is a gravitationally stable point located about 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 miles) from Earth on the Sun-Earth line. This means that Aditya L1 will always be in the same relative position to the Sun and Earth, which will allow it to make continuous observations of the Sun.

What is Lagrange Point P1?

Lagrange points are areas in space where the gravitational forces of two large bodies, such as the Sun and Earth, balance each other out. For two-body gravitational systems, there are a total of five Lagrange points, denoted as L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5. The Lagrange point L1 lies between the Sun-Earth line.

Aditya L1 Lagrange point

A satellite placed in the halo orbit around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/eclipse. This will provide a greater advantage of observing solar activities continuously.

When and How m uch time will Aditya L1 take to reach Sun?

Aditya L1 is expected to take about 4 months from the time of launch from Earth to reach the L1 point. Here is a phase-wise description of the trajectory of Aditya L1.

Trajectory of Aditya L1

Aditya L1 trajectory from Earth to Sun

Launch from Earth: Initially, the spacecraft will be placed in a Low Earth Orbit. Subsequently, the orbit will be made more elliptical.

Launch towards L1 point: Later the spacecraft will be launched towards the Lagrange point (L1) by using onboard propulsion. As the spacecraft travels towards L1, it will exit the Earth’s gravitational Sphere of Influence (SOI).

Cruise phase: After the exit from SOI, the cruise phase will start.

Insertion into Halo orbit: Finally, the spacecraft will be injected into a large halo orbit around L1.

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Aditya-L1 solar mission: Launch time, objectives, where to watch live stream and more

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Aditya L-1: The objective behind ISRO’s solar mission | What is India's Aditya-L1 mission?

  • Study of Solar upper atmospheric (chromosphere and corona) dynamics.
  • Study of chromospheric and coronal heating, physics of the partially ionised plasma, initiation of the coronal mass ejections, and flares
  • Observe the in-situ particle and plasma environment providing data for the study of particle dynamics from the Sun.
  • Physics of solar corona and its heating mechanism.
  • Diagnostics of the coronal and coronal loops plasma: Temperature, velocity and density.
  • Development, dynamics and origin of coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
  • Identify the sequence of processes that occur at multiple layers (chromosphere, base and extended corona) which eventually leads to solar eruptive events.
  • Magnetic field topology and magnetic field measurements in the solar corona .
  • Drivers for space weather (origin, composition and dynamics of solar wind.

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The Sun up close: Aditya-L1 mission and its objectives

Indian scientists have so far observed the Sun through telescopes on the ground, and relied on data from solar missions launched by the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

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The Aditya-L1 mission, launching on Saturday, will take India into an elite group of nations that have sent probes to study the Sun. While India has carried out experiments to study the Sun using satellites earlier, Aditya-L1, which aims to park a spacecraft in the ‘L1’ spot in space (see box and illustration), is the country’s first dedicated solar mission.

Aditya-L1 is also ISRO ’s second astronomy observatory-class mission after AstroSat (2015).

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Special mission

Aditya L-1 solar mission launch

“All these years, India has been observing the Sun using only ground-based telescopes, which have grown old now. As India lacked a large-scale modern observational facility, we were dependent on other sources for solar data. Aditya-L1 presents a unique opportunity to not only address the existing gaps but also complement with newer data to address the unsolved problems in solar physics,” Prof Dipankar Banerjee, director of the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, said.

S Seetha, former director of ISRO’s Space Science Programme Office, said astronomy-based space missions are gaining importance “due to the new findings, and inspiration to the youth and general public it can provide”.

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“Science missions also take longer to develop, since technological development can be demanding,” Dr Seetha said.

Eyes in space

Disturbances in the form of solar flares, Coronal Mass Ejection, or solar winds directed towards Earth, can adversely impact space weather; studying the Sun is, therefore, of paramount importance.

While AstroSat, India’s first dedicated astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial sources in X-ray, optical, and UV spectral bands simultaneously, remains operational almost eight years after its launch, Aditya-L1 can potentially pave the way for future Indian astronomy missions.

AstroSat, weighing 1,515 kg, lifted off with five in situ instruments; Aditya-L1, weighing 1,475 kg, will carry seven payloads, four of which will directly look at the Sun. The other three will perform in situ (on site) studies of particles and magnetic fields at and around the L1 point.

“Solar physics now demands multiwavelength astronomy. It will be important how data from various instruments on Aditya-L1 are effectively combined and put to use to make sense of a solar event, its source, causes, local conditions, etc. This will require coordinate observations taken across different instruments,” Prof Banerjee said.

The four remote sensing instruments will probe the solar sources and try to identify the source regions with greater focus — an edge over all predecessor solar missions. This could help better understand the origins of solar eruptions or flares.

Space weather alerts

The mission hopes to generate user-friendly information that can help safeguard a range of satellite-dependent operations such as telecommunications, mobile-based Internet services, navigation, power grids, etc. Once tested, tailormade information obtained from the data can be used to issue space weather alerts.

“A recommendation was to come up with novel ways to utilise data from Aditya-L1 to extract space weather information and predict space weather. One way is to issue space weather alerts, which will be tested during the initial few months after the successful insertion of the satellite in the desired orbit,” solar physicist Dr Dibyendu Nandi, Chair of the Space Weather and Monitoring Committee of Aditya-L1, said.

Dr A N Ramaprakash, one of the two principal investigators who led the team that designed and built the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT), one of the payloads on board, said: “We can also get information about the environment around the L1 point, which is key for understanding space weather.”

L1 and afterward

Aditya-L1 will travel for nearly 100 days to cover the 1.5 million km distance to L1. This is a shorter voyage than Mangalyaan, which took 298 days to reach the Martian orbit in 2014.

Like the Chandrayaan -3 mission, Aditya-L1 too, will undergo multiple apogee-raising orbital manoeuvres, and is expected to exit the Earth’s orbit on the fifth day after launch.

“After leaving Earth’s gravity, it will get into a heliocentric path, and this is crucial. Later, getting into the orbit around L1 is the most crucial aspect. L1 is not an object, just a location in space, which also co-moves with Earth around the Sun,” Dr Seetha said.

Six of the mission’s payloads — VELC, SUIT, SoLEXS, HEL1OS, PAPA, and MAG — will remain in the ‘off’ mode until around January 6, 2024, when the spacecraft is expected to be inserted into a ‘halo’ orbit near L1. The Aditya Solar wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX), built by the Physical Research Laboratory, will turn on while in transit.

“During the cruise phase, ASPEX will turn on and start performing in situ measurements of solar particles and ions,” Dr Sreejith Padinhatteeri, who was part of the team at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) that built SUIT, said.

Designed to image the Sun in the 200-400 nanometre (nm) of the ultraviolet band, SUIT’s imager will continuously record the entire disk of the Sun through 11 filters. SUIT’s images of these layers could help improve our understanding of the Sun’s immediate atmosphere.

By early 2024, scientists are hopeful of being able to commence a series of experiments lasting 2-3 months towards calibrating the instruments before high quality scientific data begin to roll out.

(Anjali Marar works with the Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru)

L1: the MISSION DESTINATION

The place between the Sun and Earth, where the spacecraft will park itself, is called L1, or Lagrange Point 1 — one of the five Lagrange Points that exist between any moving two-body system in space. The destination is the reason the mission is called ‘Aditya-L1’.

Lagrange points, named after mathematician Josephy-Louis Lagrange who discovered them, are positions in a moving two-body system where forces acting on a third body of smaller mass cancel each other out. A spacecraft placed between the Earth and Sun, and wanting to move with them, would feel the gravitational pull from each side as well as the centripetal force by virtue of moving in a circular or elliptical orbit. There are five points in any two-body system like this, where the net of all these forces is zero (see illustration).

Being positioned at a Lagrange point makes sense because the spacecraft requires very little energy to just stay put and make continuous observations. At any other place, the spacecraft would feel additional force, and would need to expend energy to remain stationary relative to both the Earth and Sun.

Among the five Lagrange points, L1 is the most favoured to get an unhindered view of the Sun. L2 is located behind the Earth, and thus obstructs the view of the Sun, while L3 is behind the Sun which is not a great position to communicate with Earth. L4 and L5 are good and stable locations, but are much farther from Earth compared to L1, which is directly between the Sun and the Earth.

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Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], January 7 (ANI): A day after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) injected the Aditya-L1 Solar Mission into its designated orbit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the project not replicated the historic success of 'Chandrayaan-2' but also showcased the capability and scope of the country's space research.

Addressing the All India Conference of director generals and inspector generals of police in Jaipur on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi said, "Aditya L-1 has covered 15 lakh kilometres from earth and reached its desired destination, on time. Just like the historic success of the Chandrayaan mission, this (Aditya L-1), too, showcased the capabilities of our space research."In a major milestone on Saturday, India placed its first dedicated solar mission, the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, in the Halo orbit. The country went gaga over this historic achievement, especially since this mission came at the back of India's moon landing, the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

Aditya-L1 reached Lagrange Point L1 on Saturday which is about 1.5 million km from earth. The PSLV-C57.1 rocket carrying the Aditya-L1 orbiter lifted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, in September.

Hailing the success of the Aditya-L1 mission, PM Modi earlier said India will continue to pursue new frontiers of science for the benefit of humanity.

"India creates yet another landmark. India's first solar observatory Aditya-L1 reaches its 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," he said in a post on X.

Aditya-L1 has seven different payloads on board to conduct a detailed study of the sun, four of which will observe the light from the sun and the other three will measure in-situ parameters of the plasma and magnetic fields.

Union Minister of State Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said Aditya L1 will discover the mysteries of sun-earth connection. "From Moon walk to Sun Dance! What a glorious turn of year for Bharat! Under the visionary leadership of PM @narendramodi, yet another success story scripted by Team ISRO. AdityaL1 reaches its final orbit to discover the mysteries of Sun-Earth connection," he said in a post on X.

Soon after Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed the Aditya-L1 spacecraft into its final destination orbit, ISRO chief S Somanath said that the crucial mission is not just India's alone but for the entire world.

"The solar mission, Aditya-L1 is for the whole world, not for India alone, for all of us to understand and make use of its scientific importance," Somanath told ANI on Saturday.

ANI 8th January 2024, 05:03 GMT+11

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Aditya-L1 launch: Meet the women who helmed Sun mission success

Nigar shaji, the project director of india's first solar mission, aditya-l1, expressed excitement and pride over the successful launch of the mission..

New Delhi: The successful launch of Aditya-L1 is a “dream come true”, said 59-year-old Nigar Shaji, the project director whose name shines the brightest among the brilliant women behind India’s first solar mission.

Nigar Shaji, the project director, comes from a family of farmers. (PTI)

“This is like a dream come true. I am extremely excited that PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) was able to place Aditya-L1 in the intended orbit. Once Aditya L-1 is commissioned, it will be an asset to the country and the global scientific fraternity,” said Shaji, a resident of Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu who comes from a family of farmers.

She completed her engineering in electronics and communication from the Tirunelveli Government Engineering College and later pursued her Masters in electronics and communications from Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Ranchi. After her Masters, she joined the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in 1987 and later went on to be a part of the team at the UR Rao Satellite Centre.

An expert in communications and interplanetary satellite programmes, Shaji has also made significant contributions to the space agency’s remote sensing programme. She was also the associate project director of “‘Resourcesat-2A” — the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite for National Resource Monitoring and management.

While Shaji took the lead in the launch activities of the mission, another woman scientist, Annapurni Subramaniam, ensured that India’s maiden mission to study the Sun goes smoothly.

Also read: Aditya will shape the next phase of our space forays

Subramaniam is the director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics — an autonomous institute under the department of science and technology that developed the primary instrument on-board Aditya-L1 spacecraft.

Resident of a village in the Palakkad district of Kerala, Subramaniam comes from a family of musicians. She has completed her PhD in Physics from IIA, which she now heads, and specialises in the areas of star clusters (open and globular), star formations and pre-main sequence star, galactic structures, Magellanic clouds and stellar population.

“We have designed the primary instrument that is being carried on Aditya-L1. It (VELC) is basically a coronograph, which will see the Sun in a total solar eclipse all the time. This mission will for the first time help us see the inner most part of the Sun,” she said.

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Aditya-L1 is India’s first space-based solar mission to study the Sun. It was launched on September 2, 2023, by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) into a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange point 1 (L1). Aditya-L1 would provide an uninterrupted view of the Sun for prolonged periods, overcoming the limitations of Low Earth Orbits where the view is frequently blocked by the Earth itself.

Aditya-L1 will facilitate India to establish its own solar observatory in space, which would have numerous applications in day-to-day life. Further, its success would place ISRO into an elite space club along with NASA and ESA.

Why is there a Need for Solar Mission?

Our Sun is the nearest star, distancing about 150 million kilometres and the largest object, which is the source of energy for our solar system.

  • It is a hot glowing ball of hydrogen and helium gases .
  • At the central region of the sun, known as the ‘core’, the temperature can reach as high as 15 million degrees Celsius. At this temperature, a process called nuclear fusion takes place in the core, which powers the sun.
  • The visible surface of the sun, known as the photosphere, is relatively cool and has a temperature of about 5,500°C.
  • The Sun is the powerhouse energising Earth's systems, but solar storms can disrupt infrastructure. Mysteries like the corona's extreme heat, the solar cycle's drivers, the origins of solar wind and eruptions like flares and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) remain unresolved.
  • Understanding the Sun's complex magnetic behaviour is thus crucial to advancing space weather prediction, securing technological assets and unravelling stellar evolution. The Aditya-L1 mission signifies India's quest to shed light on these solar uncertainties.

Aditya-L1 Mission: Capabilities and Goals

Aditya-L1 launched using a PSLV XL launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota to establish a solar observatory at a halo orbit around the L1 lagrangian point of the Sun-Earth system. It carries seven payloads to examine the Sun's properties using visible and X-ray spectrometers, a coronagraph, analysers for solar winds and energetic particles, and magnetometers. This multi-wavelength observation capacity will probe the Sun's corona, the chromosphere, the photosphere, flares and coronal mass ejections.

Major Science Objectives of Aditya L1 Mission

  • Understanding Coronal Heating and Solar Wind Acceleration.
  • Understanding initiation of Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) , solar flares and near-earth space weather .
  • Understanding coupling and dynamics of the solar atmosphere.
  • Understanding solar wind distribution and temperature anisotropy.

Payloads and its Objectives

Uniqueness of the aditya l1 mission.

uniqueness of aditya l1

  • The anisotropy of the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field fluctuations contain important information about the solar wind origin and the evolution of the turbulent cascade during the solar wind expansion.
  • The mission will significantly advance space weather prediction capabilities and improve forecasts of geomagnetic storms. By unravelling the corona's mysteries, it will boost understanding of the Sun's influence on the solar system, planets and beyond.

Lagrangian Points

Langarian points

Lagrange points are positions in space where the gravitational forces of two large orbiting bodies, like the Earth and Sun, produce regions of equilibrium where a smaller object can orbit while using minimal fuel.

  • There are 5 Lagrange points, labelled L1 to L5. L1, L2, and L3 lie along the line connecting the two large masses.
  • The L1 point of the Earth-Sun system provides an uninterrupted view of the Sun and is home to the SOHO space telescope.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope resides at the L2 point, using little fuel as the Earth and Sun's gravity balance out.
  • L1, L2 and L3 points are unstable, with L3 being less useful due to its position behind the sun.
  • L4 and L5 form the corners of equilateral triangles with the large masses at the other two corners. The L4 and L5 points are stable. Objects orbiting these two points are called Trojans, named after the three large asteroids (Agamemnon, Achilles and Hector) that are found here.
  • The stability and unique gravitational forces make Lagrange points valuable positions for astronomy telescopes to get a clear view of space without being blocked by large bodies.

Lagrangian Point 1 and its Importance

Lagrangian Point 1 or L1 is one of the gravitationally stable points in space where the gravitational forces of two large bodies, like the Sun and Earth, balance out. Located about 1.5 million km from Earth towards the Sun, L1 provides an uninterrupted view of the Sun without any eclipses or occultations. Placing a solar observatory at L1 has major advantages:

  • It can continuously monitor the Sun without any blocking of view. This allows tracking solar storms heading towards Earth from their origin on the Sun's surface.
  • The satellite can be positioned to always look directly at the Sun, unlike probes in elliptical heliocentric orbits like Parker Solar Probe.
  • Maintaining position at L1 requires relatively little fuel since the gravitational forces are balanced.
  • L1 provides an early vantage point to observe coronal mass ejections and solar flares before they affect Earth. This increases lead time for space weather predictions.
  • The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), an international solar observatory, is already located at L1, demonstrating its utility.

Aditya L1's Journey from Earth to the L1 Lagrange Point

The journey of Aditya-L1 from Earth to the L1 Lagrange point involves several crucial phases and manoeuvres. The journey can be divided into three phases:

trajectory to l1

  • Aditya-L1 is launched and enters Earth-bound orbits for 16 days.
  • During this phase, the spacecraft undergoes 5 manoeuvres to gain the necessary velocity for its journey.
  • These manoeuvres are crucial for preparing Aditya-L1 for its trajectory towards the L1 Lagrange point.

trajectory to l1

  • After the Earth-bound orbits, Aditya-L1 undergoes a Trans-Lagrangian insertion manoeuvre.
  • This marks the beginning of its 110-day trajectory towards the L1 Lagrange point.
  • The spacecraft travels through space, following a trajectory that leads it to the L1 point.
  • This phase involves continuous adjustments to ensure Aditya-L1 stays on the intended path.
  • Upon arrival at the L1 Lagrange point, Aditya-L1 performs a manoeuvre to bind itself to an orbit around L1 (halo orbit).
  • L1 is a balanced gravitational location between the Earth and the Sun.
  • The satellite spends its entire mission orbiting around L1 in an irregularly shaped orbit. The orbit is roughly perpendicular to the line joining the Earth and the Sun.
  • During this phase, Aditya-L1 conducts its comprehensive study of the Sun, utilising its seven distinct payloads developed by ISRO and Indian academic institutes.

Significance of Aditya-L1 mission

The Aditya-L1 mission holds immense significance in the field of space science and technology for several reasons:

  • The Aditya-L1 mission builds on ISRO's prior expertise in space astronomy missions like Chandrayaan-1, Astrosat and UVIT. It expands ISRO's scientific capabilities beyond Earth's orbit.
  • It highlights India's advancing space technologies, positioning ISRO as a leading space agency globally alongside NASA, ESA and China's CNSA.
  • Aditya-L1 signifies India's first-ever solar mission and entry into the domain of solar physics, similar to NASA's Parker Solar Probe.
  • Expanding India’s expertise in space technology:
  • Real-time monitoring of the Sun and observations of the corona and solar storms will boost space weather prediction capabilities. This has major applications for securing satellite systems and power grids on Earth.
  • The mission affirms India's proficiency in undertaking complex deep space travel and building specialised spacecraft and instrumentation for cutting-edge space science.
  • The mission diversifies and advances ISRO's space technology expertise beyond traditional areas like remote sensing and communication. 
  • Future Solar Exploration:
  • Aditya-L1 cements India's position as a major spacefaring nation with advanced capabilities spanning satellite applications as well as interplanetary science missions.
  • By cementing India's position as a leading space-faring nation adept across satellite applications to interplanetary missions, Aditya-L1 lays the foundation for the country to become a global hub for solar system science.
  • It also opens doors for studying the intriguing solar poles , unravelling mysteries of our closest star and enhancing our understanding of the cosmos.
  • ISRO aims to launch Aditya-L2 and Aditya-L3 missions in highly elliptical orbits to further study the Sun. Aditya-L2 satellite, placed at the L2 point, can provide the first-ever direct imaging of the Sun’s far side.

Way Forward

Aditya-L1 is a breakthrough for India’s foray into solar studies and space-based astronomy . It would mark just the start of a long journey of scientific discovery essential to unravel the mysteries of our life-giving star.

  • Despite being historic, Aditya-L1 has its own limitations - regarding its resources as well as capacity and the L1 point itself. Various solar phenomena are multi-directional, and hence, it is necessary to go beyond the L1 point to study the multi-directional distribution of energy erupting out of the sun.
  • Future Missions should be directed towards the L5 for studying the Earth-directed CME events and assessing the space weather more accurately.
  • As the study of the sun's magnetic fields and polar dynamics is very important to know more about the various solar processes, there should be missions to study the sun's polar regions also, despite the technological challenges of the spacecraft.
  • Further, Missions that would study the polarisation of solar radiations at various wavelengths would be beneficial to understand the various solar processes.

PYQs related to Aditya-L1 Mission

Question 1: Discuss India’s achievements in the field of Space Science and Technology. How the application of this technology has helped India in its socio-economic development? (UPSC Mains 2016)

Question 2: If a major solar storm (solar-flare) reaches the Earth, which of the following are the possible effects on the Earth? (UPSC Prelims 2022)

  • GPS and navigation systems could fail.
  • Tsunamis could occur at equatorial regions.
  • Power grids could be damaged.
  • Intense auroras could occur over much of the Earth.
  • Forest fires could take place over much of the planet.
  • Orbits of the satellites could be disturbed.
  • Shortwave radio communication of the aircraft flying over polar regions could be interrupted.

 Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

b) 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 only

c) 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 only

d) 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 and 7

Question 3 : With reference to ‘Astrosat’, the astronomical observatory launched by India, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? (UPSC Prelims 2016)

  • Other than USA and Russia, India is the only country to have launched a similar observatory into space.
  • Astrosat is a 2000 kg satellite placed in an orbit at 1650 km above the surface of the Earth.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

c) Both1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Question 4: Which of the following pair(s) is/are correctly matched? (UPSC Prelims 2014)

Spacecraft Purpose

  • Cassini-Huygens : Orbiting the Venus and transmitting data to the Earth
  • Messenger : Mapping and investigating the Mercury
  • Voyager 1 & 2 : Exploring the outer solar system

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

FAQs on Aditya-L1 Mission

Q) what are the objectives of the aditya l1 mission.

The key objectives of the Aditya L1 Mission are to study solar corona, solar emissions, solar winds, flares, Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and their impact on climate change.

Q) What is special about Lagrange L1 point?

Lagrange L1 point is a location where the gravitational forces of the Sun and Earth are balanced. This allows satellites to orbit the Sun in sync with the Earth while continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/eclipses.

Q) What instruments will Aditya-L1 carry?

The Aditya L1 will host 7 payloads to observe the photosphere, chromosphere, corona and particles: VELC, SUVIT, ASPEX, ADITYA-L1, SoLEXS, PSM and MAG.

Q) How will the Aditya L1 Mission benefit India?

The Aditya L1 Mission will enable new research on solar physics, space weather prediction and the study of coronal heating processes. This has significant applications in climate, satellite navigation and communication technologies.

Q) What are the challenges in the Aditya L1 Mission?

The harsh environment and extremely high temperatures make observing the corona tough. Maintaining the satellite orientation, thermal control and autonomy are key challenges.

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