Aditya L-1, which is rushing towards the sun, has crossed a significant distance of 9.2 lakh km !

After Mangalyaan, a second spaceship from India crossed the sphere of Earth’s influence!

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) – The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Aditya L-1 probe has crossed the Earth’s sphere of influence and started its journey towards the Sun to study it. After the launch of Aditya L-1 from Earth on 2nd September, ISRO has provided an update through its account on ‘X’ that the spacecraft has passed the second major and important milestone of its journey.

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Aditya L-1 has covered a distance of 9.2 lakh kilometres so far. This is the second Indian spacecraft to step outside the sphere of the Earth’s influence. Prior to this, only the ‘Mars Orbiter Mission’ i.e. Mangalyaan had successfully gone beyond the Earth’s sphere of influence. Aditya L-1 was orbiting the Earth in an elliptical orbit for the first 16 days after the PSLV launch. On 19th September, it orbited the Earth for the fourth time. With the support of the Sun and Earth’s gravity, this spacecraft continues its journey towards the Sun.