After Chandrayaan-3, Aditya-L1 success, India in talks with US to send astronauts to ISS

Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 missions were a massive success for India. Now, India and the US have joined forces for an exciting partnership to send Indian astronauts into space in 2024.

| Updated on: Sep 09 2023, 16:03 IST
The pivotal role of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in crafting Aditya-L1's solar corona study payload
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1/6 The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) has announced its pivotal role in the Aditya-L1 mission. This landmark project, a collaborative effort with ISRO, aims to revolutionize our understanding of the Sun. (ISRO)
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2/6 IIA's team has built the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC), an important part of the seven payloads aboard Aditya-L1. VELC will uncover the mysteries of the solar corona, bringing us closer to comprehending our star. For the unaware, the solar corona is the outermost layer of the Sun. (ISRO)
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3/6 "In its quest to assemble the VELC payload, IIA established India's pioneering "Class to Clean Rooms" at its CREST campus in Hosakote. This effort underscores our commitment to technological excellence," said the institution. (ISRO)
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4/6 Embracing the Sun's Halo Orbit: Aditya-L1 is poised for liftoff from Sriharikota on September 2. As part of this extraordinary mission, the satellite will be positioned in a halo orbit around the first Lagrangian point (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, offering uninterrupted solar observations. (ISRO)
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5/6 Unveiling the Solar Secrets: VELC's revolutionary capabilities include simultaneous imaging, spectroscopy, and spectro-polarimetry channels. These features enable us to probe the solar corona's intricate dynamics, origin of coronal mass ejections, and magnetic field measurements, propelling solar science into a new era. (ISRO)
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6/6 The insights gleaned from Aditya-L1's scientific voyage will not only deepen our understanding of the solar corona but also furnish essential data for space weather studies. As India continues to make strides in space exploration, Aditya-L1's mission promises to enlighten us about both the moon and the sun. (ISRO)
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India and the US have forged a cosmic alliance: Collaborating on space exploration and protection. (ANI)

Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya-L1 missions were a massive success for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and now, India and the US have joined forces for an exciting partnership to send Indian astronauts into space in 2024. Yes, India and the United States are teaming up to explore space together. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden made this exciting announcement after their meeting during the G20 summit. They said that India's space agency, ISRO, and NASA, the American space agency, are talking about how to work together to visit the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024. They're also figuring out how to cooperate on sending people into space, and they plan to finalize their plan by the end of 2023.

But that's not all. India and the US are also going to work together to protect the planet and the things we send into space, like satellites. They want to keep an eye on asteroids and objects that come close to Earth and make sure they don't cause any catastrophes. The US is even going to help India with tracking these objects through the Minor Planet Centre, according to the WION report.

Also read: Aditya L1 mission: Know all about ISRO's first solar mission

Biden Applauds India's Space Milestones

President Biden had some good words for India too. He congratulated Prime Minister Modi and all the scientists and engineers at ISRO for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon's south pole. He also praised the launch of India's first solar mission, Aditya-L1. It seems like they're all working well together.

A Vision for Space Exploration

During their last meeting in the US, the two leaders decided that NASA and ISRO should come up with a plan for people to visit space together by the end of 2023. They were excited about it back then, and now they're even more excited about it. They're also happy about a satellite called Nisar, which will launch from India in 2024 and help us learn more about our planet.

President Biden also liked the fact that India signed something called the Artemis Accords. These accords are about exploring space for the benefit of everyone on Earth. So, it's not just about going to space; it's about making space work for all of us. That's pretty cool.

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First Published Date: 09 Sep, 16:03 IST