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Business News/ Science / News/  Aditya L1 reaches Halo-Orbit. ‘From Moon walk to Sun Dance…’ leaders hails ISRO's first Sun mission
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Aditya L1 reaches Halo-Orbit. ‘From Moon walk to Sun Dance…’ leaders hails ISRO's first Sun mission

India's first solar observatory Aditya-L1 has reached its destination, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He praised the dedication of scientists and called it another landmark for India.

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India's first solar observatory Aditya-L1 has reached its destination

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s first Sun mission Aditya L1 has successfully entered its final destinations near the sun- the Halo Orbit. ISRO tweeted the development saying, “India, I did it. I have reached to my destination! Aditya-L1 has successfully entered the Halo orbit around the L1 point". 

On Saturday, 6 January, ISRO performed the final manoeuvre to inject Aditya-L1 spacecraft -- the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun -- into its final destination orbit, some 1.5 million kilometres from the Earth.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi first broke the news of the solar observatory satellite entering the Halo orbit. He hailed ‘another landmark’ of India, the other being Chandrayaan-3, which was the first to land on Moon's South Pole.

India's first solar observatory Aditya-L1 has reached its destination, PM Narendra Modi announced. "India creates yet another landmark. India's first solar observatory Aditya-L1 reaches it destination. It is a testament to the relentless dedication of our scientists in realising among the most complex and intricate space missions," the prime minister said on X.

President Droupadi Murmu hailed “another grand feat accomplished by ISRO!"

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said, “India is now proudly gazing the Sun"

 

 "I think it's a great feat... I have seen the Space program for many years. I have been a member of the Space Commission. I think a moment of great pride for us just like the Chandrayaan program," said external affairs minister S Jaishankar to news agency ANI.

Union Minister for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh has tweeted, “From Moon walk to Sun Dance! What a glorious turn of year for Bharat! Under the visionary leadership of PM @narendramodi , yet another success story scripted by Team #ISRO. #AdityaL1 reaches its final orbit to discover the mysteries of Sun-Earth connection."

"This is the third success story in the trilogy of success stories registered by team ISRO... Now we have a huge stake in space, we have several satellites in space... India is no longer to be led by other countries, we are ready to lead others and the space economy is also going to be an important part of India's growth story in the next 25 years...", he added.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Another milestone in Bharat's journey through space!! Our first solar observatory Aditya-L1 reaches its destination in space. It is a momentous event in history that takes us closer to our civilisational goal of achieving human welfare through excellence in science and technology."

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anruag Thakur termed the Aditya-L1 spacecraft reaching its destination as "another historic moment in our quest for space exploration".

"Aditya-L1, India's first solar observatory, arrives at its location, completing one of the trickiest and most demanding space missions," Thakur said, referring to the firing of control engines aboard the spacecraft to steer it to the halo orbit.

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Published: 06 Jan 2024, 04:55 PM IST
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