« The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) achieved a significant milestone by successfully launching its first solar observation mission, the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday.
Footage shows the launch of the Aditya-L1 spacecraft as it ascends into the skies, accompanied by enthusiastic cheers and applause from visitors and crew members.
India has launched its first observation mission to the Sun, just days after the country made history by becoming the first to land near the Moon’s south pole.
« So, we have landed on the moon successfully. The next goal is to research the sun and to understand the sun better », explained visitor Abinesh.
« Amazing, actually the exhaust, that fire that lit up when the sun day and the sound, actually the whole area is vibrating. It was quite exciting to watch, » he added.
The separation of Aditya-L1 and its injection into an elliptical orbit around Earth were successful, taking approximately 63 minutes to accomplish.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the scientists responsible for this extraordinary achievement in India’s space exploration journey and expressed confidence in India’s continued efforts to improve their « understanding of the universe for the welfare of all mankind ».
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his gratitude to the scientists responsible for this remarkable achievement in India’s space exploration endeavours. He also conveyed his confidence in India’s ongoing efforts to enhance the « understanding of the universe for the welfare of all mankind. »
« We are very happy, and we pray all future launches will be successful », said a student named Venugopal.
After journeying approximately 1.5 million kilometres from Earth for 125 days, the Aditya-L1 spacecraft is anticipated to enter a Halo orbit around the L1 Lagrangian point, which is regarded as the closest point to the Sun. »