India is flying higher and higher: its Aditya-L1 probe has reached the orbit of the sun

This Saturday the authorities of India confirmed that the At the end Aditya-L1 reached the orbit of the sun, After completing a four-month journey, they celebrated this amazing milestone as “the latest success of the ambitious space program” the most populous country in the world.

The Aditya-L1 probe is used to study solar activity and was launched in 2016 September, with “a series of instruments that will measure and observe the outermost layers of the Sun”“. It is the first mission from an Asian country to reach the orbit of the solar system's central star.

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“The probe has already reached its final orbit and will allow us to uncover further secrets about the connection between the Sun and Earth.”India's Science and Technology Minister said on social media: Jitendra Singh.

The Prime Minister, for his part Narendra Mondi He termed this event as another achievement of the Indian space program and said so “It is a true testament to the tireless commitment” of all its scientists. “We will continue to explore new scientific frontiers for the benefit of humanity.”he added.

“Aditya”, which means sun in Hindu, traveled 1.5 million kilometers of the Earth or just 1% of the distance between the human-inhabited planet and the star of the solar system.

The Indian government stated that the investigation “It is at a point where the gravitational pull of the two celestial bodies cancels out, allowing it to remain in a stable orbit around the sun.” and recalled that the goal of the mission is “to shed light on other solar phenomena.” get pictures and that Measurement of particles in the upper atmosphere from the sun”.

The orbiter that would have cost 48 million dollarswill devote himself to studies coronal mass ejectionsa periodic phenomenon that produces enormous discharges of plasma and magnetic energy from the Sun's atmosphere that can reach Earth and affect the operation of satellites.

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India's special program has a relatively modest budget, although it has been significantly expanded since the country first sent a probe into lunar orbit in 2008. Additionally, India became the first country to place a probe in August. unmanned spacecraft near the lunar south pole.

India was also the first Asian country to introduce a Spaceship in orbit around Mars in 2014 and is working on launching one three-day manned mission in Earth orbit This year.