Aditya-L1 Mission Update: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s Aditya-L1 Mission has achieved a major achievement in its journey to know the secrets of the Sun. Giving information on social media platform X on Tuesday (November 7), ISRO said that the payload High Energy L1 Orbiting
HEL1OS recorded solar flares during its first observation period on Oct. 29, the space agency said in a statement Tuesday. ISRO said, ‘The recorded data is consistent with X-ray light curves provided by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
HEL1OS captures first High-Energy X-ray glimpse of Solar Flares
🔸During its first observation period from approximately 12:00 to 22:00 UT on October 29, 2023, the High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS) on board Aditya-L1 has recorded the… pic.twitter.com/X6R9zhdwM5
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An ISRO scientist said recording the first high-energy X-ray glimpse of a solar flare is an indication that the mission is performing as expected so far. ISRO’s Aditya L1 is going to the L1 point of the Sun.
Aditya L1 carrying 7 payloads for Sun study
Aditya L1 mission is carrying 7 payloads to observe the photosphere, chromosphere and corona in different wave bands. The mission includes a Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) payload, designed and developed by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru. Similarly, it also includes the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) developed by the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.
These are the payloads of Aditya L1
- Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC)
- Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT)
- Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX)
- Plasma analyzer package for Aditya (PAPA)
- Solar Low Energy X-ray Spectrometer (SoLEXS)
- High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS)
- Advanced Tri-Axial High Resolution Digital Magnetometer
Where will Aditya L1 land in space?
Aditya-L1 will travel approximately 125 days to cover the distance of 1.5 million km to L1. Like Chandrayaan-3, it will also go through the process of changing orbit several times. Scientists believe that Aditya L1 will leave Earth’s orbit on the fifth day of launch and then proceed on a heliocentric path. Aditya L1 will not go close to the Sun nor land on the Sun. It will reach the L1 point, which is a location in space that revolves around the Sun along with the Earth.
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