Breaking News LIVE: ISRO Gears To Position Aditya-L1 Spacecraft In Sun-Earth L1 Orbit

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ISRO All Set To Put Aditya-L1 Spacecraft In Its Final Destination Orbit Today: 

ISRO is preparing to launch the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, into its final destination orbit, 1.5 million kilometres from Earth, on Saturday.

According to ISRO officials, the spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth system’s Lagrange point 1 (L1), approximately 1.5 million kilometres from Earth. The L1 point represents about 1% of the total distance between the Earth and the Sun.

They stated that a satellite in a halo orbit around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultations/eclipses, which will provide a greater advantage in observing solar activities and their effect on space weather.

“This manoeuvre (around 4 p.m. on Saturday) will lock the Aditya-L1 into a halo orbit around L1.” If we don’t do this, it may continue its journey, possibly towards the Sun,” an ISRO official told PTI on Friday.

On September 2, last year, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C57) launched the Aditya-L1 spacecraft from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota.

It was successfully injected into an elliptical orbit of 235×19500 km around the Earth after a flight duration of 63 minutes and 20 seconds.

Varanasi Court To Decide Saturday On Making ASI Survey Report On Gyanvapi Mosque Public: 

A Varanasi court is expected to rule on Saturday whether to make public the sealed ASI survey report on the Gyanvapi mosque complex and provide copies to the Hindu and Muslim sides.

The court of District Judge A K Vishvesh said on Friday that because the order on the issue has not yet been typed out, it will be issued on Saturday, according to the lawyer for the Hindu side, Madan Mohan Yadav.

Both Hindu and Muslim counsel, as well as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), were present in court.

The ASI urged the court on Wednesday not to make its report public for at least four weeks.