Aditya L1 Launch: ‘Let’s fly close to the Sun,’ Anand Mahindra congratulates ISRO

Aditya L1 Launch Today: On the successful launch of India's mission to the Sun, businessman Anand Mahindra, congratulated ISRO and left a motivational message for the nation

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Updated2 Sep 2023
 ISRO's launch vehicle PSLV-C57 rocket carrying India's first solar mission, 'Aditya-L1', lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023
ISRO’s launch vehicle PSLV-C57 rocket carrying India’s first solar mission, ’Aditya-L1’, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023(PTI)

Aditya L1 Launch: After the successful launch of India's maiden Solar Mission, businessman Anand Mahindra penned down a motivational message to congratulate the ISRO team.

Also Read: Aditya L-1 Mission: What next after the successful launch?

In his tweet, he mentioned how setting such big goals were considered as “too much ambition”, and said how ISRO set an example that people should lift their ambition.

“Don’t fly too close to the Sun” comes from the Greek legend of Icarus who flew fatally near the sun, & is used to describe TOO MUCH ambition. Thanks to@Isro :“Let’s fly close to the Sun” will mean that we should lift our ambitions even HIGHER,” tweeted Anand Mahindra on Saturday.

Also Read: Aditya L1 launch: 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' Crowd at Sriharkota chant as India’s maiden solar mission lifts off. Watch

About Aditya L1 mission

Days after the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3, ISRO gave another moment of joy and pride to Indians. ISRO successfully performed the launch of Aditya-L1 mission to the moon. Aditya L1 mission successfully entered into the elliptical orbit of Earth on Saturday. From now onwards, it will slowly shift far from Earth and will finally be inserted into the Halo orbit around L1 point near the Sun. 

Also Read: Aditya-L1 Launch: ‘Historic moment for India’, says Astronaut Chris Hadfield on ISRO's Solar mission

The phenomenal broadcast of ISRO space mission launch was watched by more than 8,60,000 vieweres live on different social media platforms. Many people also gathered near the viewing gallary near the launch site to see the lift-off of the probe.

The space mission  is named after the Hindi word for the sun, the Aditya-1 spacecraft. THe spacecraft is designed to travel 1.5 million kilometres for over four months to reach its destination. The spacecraft is set to be injected at L1 point near the Sun. L1 point is around 150 million km from the Earth. It is planned to end its journey in a kind of parking lot in space, called as Lagrange Point. At this point, the gravitational force of the Sun and the Earth cancel out each other. Neutral gravitational pull will let Aditya L1 to stay put at its location. This will also help it in reducing its fuel consumption.

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