THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Bharath became the fourth country after the successful entry of the Aditya L-1 solar mission into the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point orbit.
Dr. V Narayanan, Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) in Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, highlighted the crucial role played by LPSC in the country’s first solar mission reaching its destination. Narayanan expressed that every Bharathian will take pride in this success.
Dr. V Narayanan informed the media that the significant role played by everyone involved in this success was substantial. He mentioned that the signals from Aditya L-1 will be received soon, and studies on it have now commenced. Payloads will be switched on, and passivation measures will be performed for the bus and the payloads.
Narayanan anticipates that the country should be able to build the space station by the 2035 target announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the XPoSat launch, Chairman Somnath declared 2024 as the “year for Gaganyaan.” XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite) is ISRO’s first dedicated scientific satellite aimed at conducting research in space-based polarisation measurements of X-ray emissions from celestial sources. XPoSAT was successfully launched aboard the PSLV-C58 rocket on January 1, 2024, at 9:10 am.
Narayanan also added that Gaganyaan will launch after completing all the experiments. As part of the Gaganyaan Mission, the vehicle will carry the Crew Escape System (CES).