India's Solar mission was boosted on 2nd September and it has already completed two earth-bound orbit manoeuvres, However, Today, on Thursday, Aditya-L1 sends pictures of the Earth and the Moon clicked as it heads to its destination Lagrangian point (L1) which is located 1.5 million km from the Earth.
New Delhi: After the historic touchdown of Chandrayaan-3, India eyes on its Solar mission. ISRO Aditya-L1 solar mission lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on September 2 and it has already completed two earth-bound orbit manoeuvres, However, Today, on Thursday, Aditya-L1 sends pictures of the Earth and the Moon clicked as it heads to its destination Lagrangian point (L1) which is located 1.5 million km from the Earth.
Aditya L1 from its camera has captured a photo of Earth and Moon in the middle of reaching the L1 point of its solar mission. ISRO shared this photo on ‘X’. Sharing this photo, ISRO has written that Aditya L1 has taken a selfie with the Earth and the Moon in the middle of its journey to the Sun’s L1 point. A large part of the Earth is visible in the photo shared by ISRO while the Moon is on the right side in this photo.
— ISRO (@isro) September 7, 2023
Those who unaware, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the Solar Mission 5 days ago. Earlier, ISRO had created a history by successfully landing Chandrayaan 3 on the Moon. ISRO had said after the successful launch of this rocket that the Aditya-L1 vehicle has been successfully separated from the PSLV rocket. This mission of India will help in removing the veil from the mysteries related to the Sun.
“Aditya-L1, destined for the Sun-Earth L1 point, takes a selfie and images of the Earth and the Moon,” the Bengaluru-headquartered national space agency said.
The images show VELC (Visible Emission Line Coronagraph) and SUIT (Solar Ultraviolet Imager) instruments as seen by the camera on-board Aditya-L1 on September 4, 2023.
ISRO officials had said that as the countdown of 23.40 hours ended, the 44.4 meter tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) gracefully lifted off from the space center at Sriharikota, about 135 km from Chennai, at the scheduled time of 11.50 am.