the India This Saturday, he launched his first project Space mission prepared for Study of the sunThe launch represents a new achievement for Space program The Asian country that last week became the first country to land on the moon The south pole of the moon.
Probe take-off Aditya-L1 (Sun, in Sanskrit) by rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at 11:50 local time from downtown Sriharikota In the southeastern state of the country Andhra Pradeshas shown live during the countdown Indian Space Research Organization (Isro).
The probe will orbit the Earth for sixteen days, which it will use to gradually gain speed, before heading towards its final destination: Point One. Lagrangian (L1), a place between the sun and the Earth that separates them 1.5 million kilometers From our planet.
The mission will take about four months to reach that point, which barely represents 1% of the distance separating the two celestial bodies, and which is characterized by being stable in terms of gravity, as the gravity of the Sun and the Earth is balanced, which facilitates the observation process. – Continuous viewing of the star without being affected by eclipse or occultation.
From there, Aditya-L1 He will study the outer layers of the Sun Photospherethe Chromosphere And the CrownSeven payloads will use electromagnetic, particle and magnetic field detectors, ISRO said.
These tools aim to “obtain information that helps understand the problems of coronal heating, coronal mass emission, the activities that preceded solar flares and their characteristics, the dynamics of space weather, and the study of the spread of particles and fields in the interplanetary medium.” The Indian Space Agency continued.
Aditya-L1 has a mass of 1,480.7 kilograms and is expected to remain in operation for about five years.
Although ISRO has not announced the mission’s budget, local media estimate it to be approx 4000 Croreswhich is equivalent to more than 48 million dollars.
This launch comes ten days after the historic landing of the Indian probe on the unexplored south pole of the moon, as part of… Chandrayaan Mission-3 ISRO, making the Asian country the first country to reach the southernmost region of the satellite.
India he have Low cost airline program Compared to other powers, it has grown significantly since it sent its first spacecraft into lunar orbit in 2008.
Experts say it achieves these low costs by reproducing and adapting existing space technology and taking advantage of the abundance of highly trained engineers who are paid much less than their foreign counterparts.
In 2014, India It has become the first Asian country to put a satellite into orbit around Mars and next year plans to launch a three-day manned mission into Earth’s orbit.
(With information from EFE)