India's Sun Mission Aditya L1's Spacecraft Nearing Final Phase ISRO Chief

India’s first space-based mission to study the Sun, Aditya L1, is nearing its final phase and is expected to enter the L1 point by January 7, 2024. Aditya L1 was successfully launched on September 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The spacecraft has traveled about 1.5 million km from Earth over 125 days. Aditya L1 is expected to be placed in a Halo orbit around the Lagrangian point L1, considered closest to the Sun. Among other tasks, it will capture and transmit pictures of the Sun for scientific experiments. The spacecraft’s entry into the L1 point is currently underway incrementally. The final maneuvers for entering into the L1 point will be done by January 7th. By Coshorts

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