Aditya-L1 LIVE: PM Modi, Congress congratulate Isro for successful launch
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India launched its first observation mission to the Sun on Saturday (September 2), just days after the country scripted history by becoming the first to land near the Moon's south pole. The satellite Aditya-L1, with seven payloads, was carried by PSLV C57 (polar satellite launch vehicle). It lifted off from Sriharikota at 11:50 am. After nearly an hour and several stages, the satellite separated from its launch vehicle and it will now commence its journey and mission to study the sun.
The country's maiden solar mission -- Aditya-L1 is all set to be launched today at 11:50.
Kerala CM congratulates ISRO and team on successful launch of Aditya-L1
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday congratulated the ISRO and the scientists on the successful launch of India's first solar mission Aditya-L1.
Shortly after the successful takeoff of PSLV-C57, carrying the Aditya satellite from Sriharikota, Vijayan in a social media post said that it was another "momentous achievement" for India in space research.
"India marks another momentous achievement in space research as #AdityaL1 sets off on its mission to explore the secrets of the Sun and its atmosphere. Hats off to@isro and the incredible team that made this possible. Together, we reach for the stars!," Vijayan posted on X, formerly Twitter.
ISRO to provide next level of solar data to world with Aditya-L1: Osmania Varsity professor
ISRO's solar mission Aditya-L1, which was launched on Saturday will demonstrate the extent of the country's capabilities and provide the world with the next level of solar data, stated Rukmini Jagirdar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at Osmania University.
The professor said that with the launch of Aditya-L1, India is going to make a milestone in space exploration.
"This will show how far ISRO can go and prove its capability. This is the first time India is going to send a satellite to monitor the Sun in space. After many satellites from the US, Europe, and Japan, very few countries have explored the Sun," Jagirdar said
UP CM Adityanath hails successful launch of Aditya-L1
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday hailed the successful launch of the country's first solar mission Aditya-L1.
The Indian Space Research Organisation on Saturday launched the country's ambitious solar mission Aditya-L1 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The 44.4-metre-high Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) soared majestically at the prefixed time of 11.50 am from the spaceport located on the eastern coast about 135 kilometres from Chennai.
New flight of empowered India: Uttarakhand CM Dhami congratulates ISRO on launch of Aditya-L1
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday congratulated the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of India's first solar mission, Aditya-L1.
Taking to 'X' (formerly known as Twitter), CM Dhami said, "New flight of strong India!" Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all the scientists and countrymen on the successful launch of India's Sun Mission".
The PSLV-C57.1 rocket carrying the Aditya-L1 orbiter lifted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 11.50 a.m. on Saturday.
Aditya L-1 launch: How Europe is assisting ISRO's solar mission
With the highly-anticipated Aditya-L1 solar mission taking flight on Saturday, the European Space Agency (ESA) is lending a crucial hand in two significant ways: by offering deep space communication services and aiding ISRO in validating critical new flight dynamics software.
Communication is an essential part of every space mission. Without ground station support, it is impossible to get any science data from a spacecraft, to know how it is doing, to know if it is safe or even to know where it is, ESA said.
ESA's global network of deep space tracking stations and use of internationally recognised technical standards allows us to help our partners track, command, and receive data from their spacecraft almost anywhere in the solar system, said Ramesh Chellathurai, ESA Service Manager and ESA Cross-Support Liaison Officer for ISRO.
After Moon, Sun, Isro readies mission to enhance understanding in Astronomy
After the launch of Chandrayaan-3 Moon lander and Aditya-L1 ventures, Isro has readied a mission aimed at enhancing cutting edge scientific understanding in Astronomy.
XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite) is India's first dedicated polarimetry mission to study various dynamics of bright astronomical X-ray sources in extreme conditions.
Sunshine moment for India: Jitendra Singh hails launch of Aditya-L1
Hailing the successful launch of the country's maiden solar mission - Aditya L1 - Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh termed it as a "sunshine moment for India", one that the whole world waited on with "bated breath".
Addressing the scientists at Isro after the successful lift-off of the launch vehicle carrying seven payloads for solar exploration, the Union Minister said, "This is, indeed, a sunshine moment for India. Our scientists had been toiling night and day for years and years together for this moment. The successful launch of Aditya L1 also testifies to the progress of space science and the whole-of-science and whole-of-nation approach that we have sought to adopt and imbibe in our work culture."
Aditya-L1 flight's Tenkasi connection in India's maiden solar mission
Aditya L1's flight towards the Sun on Saturday is the culmination of the hardwork of a number of people under its Project Director Nigar Shaji.
With 35 years of service in Isro, Shaji has made illustrious contributions to the Indian Remote Sensing, communication and interplanetary satellite programmes at various responsibilities, sources in the space agency said.
PM Modi congratulates Isro on launch of Aditya-L1, maiden solar mission
Cong hails Aditya-L1, shares timeline to understand continuity in ISRO saga
The Congress on Saturday hailed the launch of Aditya-L1 as a "stupendous achievement" for India, as it shared a timeline of the mission from its conceptualisation for understanding of the "continuity in the ISRO saga".
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday launched the country's ambitious solar mission Aditya L1, eyeing history again after its successful lunar expedition, Chandrayan-3, a few days ago.
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Aditya-L1 spacecraft injects into desired parking orbit
First mission that will probe Sun's innermost part: Top space scientist on Aditya L1
As the launch vehicle carrying Aditya L1, the country's maiden solar mission, lifted off successfully from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, Annapurni Subramaniam, director, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, said the mission will be the first to probe into the innermost part of the Sun - Corona.
Speaking to ANI moments before the launch of the country's maiden solar mission, Subramaniam said, "We have boarded the main instrument on board the launch vehicle carrying Aditya L1. It is the Visible Line Emission Coronagraph (VELC). It will enable an unobstructed view of the Sun."
Home Minister Amit Shah extends congratulations on Aditya-L1's launch
Moon done for India, over to the Sun now as Aditya lifts off successfully
Isro on Saturday launched the country's ambitious Solar mission, Aditya L1 eyeing history again after its successful lunar expedition, Chandrayan 3 a few days ago.
As the 23.40-hour countdown concluded, the 44.4 meter tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) soared majestically at the prefixed time of 11.50 am from this spaceport, located on the Eastern coast about 135 km from Chennai.
It will be PSLV's "longest flight" for about 63 minutes.
Isro's maiden solar mission, Aditya-L1 blasts off from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
"This will show how far Isro can go and prove capability": Rukmini Jagirdar
"We are all very excited about the launch", says Dr Anil Bharadwaj, Director, Physical Research Laboratory
Aditya-L1 launch: Countdown begins for India's solar mission to study the Sun
First Published: Sep 02 2023 | 06:27 AM IST