Sriharikota(EMS). Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief S Somnath said that the solar mission Aditya L1 will reach Lagrange Point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system on January 6. From here the space ship will study the Sun without any hindrance. This mission was started in September this year. ISRO chief Somnath, who arrived as a guest at IIT Bombay’s annual science and technology program ‘Techfest 2023’, said, Aditya L1 has now almost reached there. Aditya L1 will reach the Lagrange point on January 6 at 4 pm. We will operate the engine of Aditya L1 in a very controlled manner, so that it can enter an orbit called Halo Orbit. ‘Let us tell you that ‘Lagrange Point’ is the region where gravity between the Earth and the Sun will become inactive. Somnath said that it is not possible to completely neutralize gravity, as there are other bodies like Moon, Mars, Venus also.
He said all six payloads have been tested and are working well. He said that very good information is being received from everyone. Regarding India’s Chandrayaan-3, Somnath said that after 14 days of its contribution in collecting data, the Pragyan rover is finished forever on the lunar surface. We were hoping that it would become active again, but it did not happen.
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