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Aditya-L1 set to enter final orbit

Published on January 05, 2024
Current Context: India's historic Aditya-L1 mission is on the cusp of a major milestone. After a four-month journey through space, the spacecraft is poised to enter its final orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1), a special location between the Sun and Earth.
Aditya-L1 set to enter final orbit
  • This critical maneuver, scheduled for today, January 6, 2024, will mark a significant achievement for Indian space exploration and open up a new era of solar research.
  • Aditya-L1, the country’s maiden solar mission, into its final orbit, around 1.5 million kilometers from the Earth. L-1 stands for Lagrange points.
  • The Lagrange points are named after French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange, who first studied them in the 18th century.
  • At these points, the gravitational forces of two large bodies balance out, creating a region of equilibrium.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of India’s maiden solar mission?
a. Chandrayaan-2
b. Mars Orbiter Mission
c. Aditya-L1
d. Gaganyaan

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