Indian spacecraft has reached the Lagrange point



Indian spacecraft has reached the Lagrange point

This was announced by the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology

The Indian solar observing mission Aditya L1 has reached the Lagrange point.

The Lagrange point is the region where the gravitational forces between the Earth and the Sun reach equilibrium.

“It is a testimony to the tireless dedication of our scientists to realise the most challenging and intricate space missions,” Narendra Modi said.

According to Union Minister of space and atomic energy Jitendra Singh, the mission will help in understanding solar heating, storms, flares as well as other solar phenomena. India is interested in this research because of the large number of satellites in space. This is reported by
Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS.

The Indian minister admitted that the Aditya L1 spacecraft orbited about 1.5 million kilometres from the Earth and had an orbital period of about 177.86 Earth days.

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Aditya-L1 mission was launched in September. It was equipped with multiple instruments to measure and observe the outer layers of the Sun.

The success of this landing proves the capabilities of the Indian space research agency and gives confidence in future interplanetary endeavours.

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