February 27, 2024

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The Indian space probe reaches its orbit around the sun after four months  Sciences

The Indian space probe reaches its orbit around the sun after four months Sciences

India's Aditya-L1 space probe reached the sun's orbit on Saturday after a four-month journey. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on social media of a “milestone” for his country's space programme.

Aditya, “sun” in Hindi, has been placed in a so-called “corona orbit” in a sector of space about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

The probe was launched in September and carries a suite of instruments to make measurements and observations of the Sun's outer layers. Aditya must continuously transmit clear images of the Sun to learn more about the properties of solar flares, solar radiation and the dynamics of the solar wind.

Indian Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh wrote on social media that the probe achieved its ultimate goal “to reveal the secrets of the bond between the Sun and the Earth.”

“This is a testimony to the unwavering dedication of our scholars,” PM Modi also wrote. “We will continue to explore new scientific frontiers for the benefit of humanity.”


NASA and the European Space Agency have previously launched two space probes to study the sun, but this is the first time in India. India is also the first Asian country to put its probe into orbit around the sun. Japan and China have also launched such a mission, but their investigations have not yet reached their goal.

ISRO, India's space program, has had success before. Last year, India became the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on the south pole of the moon. Then Russia also tried to land a drone there, but it failed.

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look. This is what the space probe launch looked like