The countdown for ISRO’s maiden space-based solar mission begun on September 1 at 12:14 HRS.
Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter), ISRO wrote;
“PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission: The 23-hour 40-minute countdown leading to the launch at 11:50 Hrs. IST on September 2, 2023, has commended today at 12:10 Hrs.”
Notably, the Aditya L1 mission will be launched from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO Chief S Somnath said the countdown for the Aditya-L1 launch will start today.
“We are just getting read for the launch. The rocket and satellite are ready. We completed the rehearsal for the launch,” he was quoted by NDTV.
About Aditya-L1 Mission:
Aditya L1 shall be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, which is about 1.5 million km from the Earth.
As per experts, the satellite placed in the halo orbit around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/eclipses.