India’s space agency ISRO has successfully launched Aditya L1 which is the country’s first space based mission to study the Sun.
According to ISRO “the spacecraft 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. A satellite placed in the halo orbit around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/eclipses.”
“This will provide a greater advantage of observing the solar activities and its effect on space weather in real time.”
India recently became the first country to achieve a soft landing on Moon’s South Pole with its Chandryaan 3 mission. Its ‘Vikram’ lander touched down on the lunar surface on 23rd August and the images being sent back by its ‘Pragyan’ rover are a sight to behold.
India is also only the fourth country after Russia (former USSR), America and China to successfully land anywhere on the moon.