Skip to main content

Notice

We are in the process of rolling out a soft launch of the RDA website, which includes a new member platform. Existing RDA members PLEASE REACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT using this link: https://rda-login.wicketcloud.com/users/confirmation. Visitors may encounter functionality issues with group pages, navigation, missing content, broken links, etc. As you explore the new site, please provide your feedback using the UserSnap tool on the bottom right corner of each page. Thank you for your understanding and support as we work through all issues as quickly as possible. Stay updated about upcoming features and functionalities: https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-web-platform-upcoming-features-and-functionalities/

Live streaming of Launch of Aditya-L1 Mission on 2nd September

  • Creator
    Discussion
  • #97453

    Suchith Anand
    Participant

    Dear colleagues
    From humble beginnings in sheds (the equipments were carried in a bicycle and a bullock cart!) to landing on the Moon, to missions to Mars , India’s space journey is an epic tale of ingenuity and resourcefulness.  Story of India’s amazing space journey at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL94XhNbwQ4
    Starting with a budget of less than $4M for its first satellite in 1975, ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation has made India a space power on a shoestring budget, achieving monumental feats like landing near the Moon’s south pole for around $70M! (Less than the cost of a Hollywood movie!) By developing in-house technology and smartly keeping mission scopes contained, ISRO ensures high ROI. Thank you to all scientists and engineers who worked over many years to make this possible.
    ADITYA-L1 is the First space based Indian mission to study the Sun to be launched on 2nd September 2023 
    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. This will provide a greater advantage of observing the solar activities and its effect on space weather in real time.
    Details of the major science objectives of Aditya-L1 mission are athttps://www.isro.gov.in/Aditya_L1.html
    Tune in to the official ISRO YouTube channel for the live webcast at 
    https://m.youtube.com/live/_IcgGYZTXQw?si=WUe555HksgWh5iVg
    It is important to thank the women scientists who took India into space (from India’s Mars mission to Moon mission to Sun mission)
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38253471.amp
    India’s space mission will inspire millions of students from all over the world (including students from economically poor backgrounds in the Global South) to STEM education and space science education.  
    This is the year of India’s G20 presidency. Details athttps://www.g20.org/en/ India’s idea of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ is resonating across the world. This human-centric approach has been welcomed by all. India’s space mission is also based on this principle. India’s success belongs to all of humanity.
    Best wishes
    Suchith
    Dr Suchith Anand
    Senior Adviser to Governments and International Organisations | Scientist | AI Ethics | AI Governance | Policy | Consultant in Data and AI Ethics | Global Citizen | SDG Volunteer and Advocate
    https://council.science/profile/suchith-anand/
    https://www.rd-alliance.org/users/suchith-anand

Log in to reply.