Aditya L1 Live Updates, Status, Position, Live Tracking, Route and Mission Details

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) successfully launched India’s first solar mission Aditya L1 on 2nd September 2023. The mission aims to study various aspects of the Sun, including its Corona, Chromosphere, and Photosphere. The spacecraft is currently in Earth’s orbit and has successfully performed its first earth-bound manoeuvre.

Aditya L1 launch was done publically and streamed online through ISRO’s YouTube channel. After the successful landing of Chandrayaan 3, the people are excited to know about Aditya L1 Live Status. Here on this page, we will update you with all details about Aditya L1 Live Tracking, its route and position.

Aditya L1 Mission Details

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Aditya L1 is India’s special satellite which is made to study the Sun. The satellite has 7 different parts and all of them are made in India. Out of 7 parts, 5 parts were made by ISRO and rest 2 were made by Indian academic institutes in collaboration with ISRO.

The name Aditya is a Sanskrit word which means Sun and L1 is a special point in space where the Sun and Earth’s gravity balance out. This makes it a stable spot for the satellite.

The satellite was launched on September 2, 2023. It stays in Earth-bound orbits for 16 days. Then, it starts a 110-day journey to its spot around the L1 point. Once it gets there, it stays in a special orbit around this point.

Being at the L1 point ensures that Aditya-L1 can maintain a constant, uninterrupted view of the Sun. It will allow the satellite to access the solar radiation and magnetic storms before they are influenced by Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere.

Quick Facts: Aditya-L1 will be about 1.5 million km from Earth, facing the Sun. That’s just 1% of the distance between Earth and the Sun. The Sun is a big ball of gas, and the satellite will study its outer layer. It won’t land on the Sun or get any closer to it.

Aditya L1 Objectives

The science objectives of Aditya L1 are given below-

  • Examination of the Sun’s upper atmospheric layers, including the chromosphere and corona.
  • Investigation into the heating processes of the chromosphere and corona, as well as the behaviour of partially ionized plasma, solar flares, and CME initiation.
  • Real-time monitoring of solar particle and plasma conditions for studying particle dynamics originating from the Sun.
  • Exploration of the solar corona’s physics and the mechanisms behind its heating.
  • Evaluation of plasma parameters in the corona and its loops, such as temperature, speed, and density.
  • Study of the formation, behaviour, and origins of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).
  • Identification of the chain of events across multiple solar atmospheric layers that lead to solar eruptions.
  • Assessment of magnetic field structures and measurements in the solar corona.
  • Analysis of the factors that influence space weather, including the source, makeup, and behaviour of the solar wind.

Adity L1 Live Update

September 05, 2023

Aditya L1 has completed the Second Earth-bound maneuvre (EBN#2) successfully. The new orbit attained is 282 km x 40225 km.

September 03, 2023

The first Earth-bound maneuvre (EBN#1) is performed successfully by Aditya L1. The new orbit attained is 245 km x 22459 km.

September 02, 2023

India’s First Solar Mission Aditya L1 is launched successfully at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC).

Tracking and Position

Aditya L1 is planned to be placed in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point (L1). ISRO operates a deep space tracking station that allows it to locate, track, command, and receive telemetry and scientific data from the spacecraft.

Why is Aditya L1 Important?

The mission will provide valuable insights into the long-term variability of solar radiation, which is a crucial factor in the study of climate change. It will also help in understanding the solar storms that have the potential to affect satellite communications and power grids on Earth.

Future Prospects

After reaching its destination, Aditya L1 will provide live reports to experts about space weather and other solar activities. The mission is expected to reach its destination in January next year.

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