NEW DELHI (Agencies): India accomplished a remarkable feat on Wednesday by becoming the sole non-permanent UN member to achieve a successful Moon landing.

This achievement, marking the successful touchdown of its mission on the unexplored South Pole of the Moon, provides a significant boost to the ambitions of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO is now gearing up for its upcoming space endeavor, the Aditya L-1 mission, set to launch in September 2023. The PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission has already reached the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota and is scheduled for launch in the first week of September.

This spacecraft will carry seven scientific payloads to investigate various aspects of the Sun from different vantage points. ISRO Chief S Somanath, discussing the success of Chandrayaan-3’s soft landing, informed reporters about the impending Aditya L-1 mission, currently in preparation at Sriharikota. Aditya L-1 is a groundbreaking scientific endeavor for ISRO, akin to a ‘space observatory’ positioned at Lagrange-1 in the Earth-Sun system. Situated 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, Lagrange-1 provides an unobstructed view of the Sun without being affected by eclipses or occultation.

Functioning as a space telescope, Aditya L-1 is designed to predict solar storms that could potentially harm satellites and power grids. Solar storms emit X-rays, electromagnetic waves, and high-energy particles throughout space, causing disruptions to radio signals and GPS.

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