Following up on the success of India’s moon landing with the Chandrayaan-3, ISRO today launched Aditya-L1 mission to study the sun.
India’s first solar probe aims to study solar winds, which can cause disturbance on earth commonly seen as auroras.
The solar mission follows India beating Russia late last month to become the first country to land on the south pole of the moon. While Russia had a more powerful rocket, India’s Chandrayaan-3 out-endured the Luna-25 to execute a textbook landing.
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft is designed to travel about 1.5 million km (930,000 miles) over four months to a kind of parking lot in space where objects tend to stay put because of balancing gravitational forces, reducing fuel consumption for the spacecraft.