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Saturday, 18 May 2024 6.31 AM IST

Aditya L1 leaves Earth's orbit, begins scientific data collection: ISRO  

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NEW DELHI: Aditya L1, India's mission to study the Sun has left Earth's orbit and is moving forward. ISRO announced that the phase of sending the probe to its destination, the first Lagrange Point, has been completed. It was at two o'clock in the morning that the Lam engine of the probe was ignited and the journey was changed. Lagrange Point is 15 lakh kilometres away.

So far, Aditya L1 has been travelling by increasing speed and increasing distance by staying in the Earth's gravitational field. Now it's a long journey through space. The only assistance is control from the Mission Control Center on Earth. Lose the probe if you lose control.

The important step of Trans Lagrarian Point Insertion is completed. Apart from Bengaluru, transportable terminals set up at Fiji Island and Andaman will oversee 'post burn' operations. Aditya takes 110 days to reach its destination at Legrange Point. The solar probe will be positioned in orbit around Lagrange One.

Meanwhile, one of the probe's seven instruments, the Supra (Thermal and Energetic Particle Spectrometer), was operated. The information from this instrument was sent to the mission control centre in Bengaluru. The space observation data from a distance of half a million kilometres from the Earth was transmitted from it. Six sensors in the device rotate in different directions to collect data. The probe began gathering scientific information about microscopic particles and electrically charged particles 50,000 kilometres from Earth.

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