ditya-L1 made history by capturing its first high-energy solar flare in X-ray, paving the way for groundbreaking space research.
The High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS) is the star of the mission, recording the solar flare data with incredible precision.
HEL1OS is specially designed to capture the impulsive phase of solar flares, where sudden and explosive energy releases occur.
The instrument operates within the wide X-ray energy range of 10 to 150 keV, allowing a comprehensive study of solar flare activities.
HEL1OS started its mission on October 27, actively monitoring the Sun for hard X-ray activities, crucial for Aditya L1's success.
HEL1OS was developed by the Space Astronomy Group of the U. R. Rao Satellite Centre, ISRO, Bengaluru, showcasing India's space expertise.
Solar flares and space weather phenomena can significantly impact life on Earth, affecting power and communication systems.
The GOES satellite, operated by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), plays a vital role in solar flare data validation.
Aditya-L1's mission is to better understand the Sun's behavior, ultimately leading to improved space weather forecasting and mitigation.
Aditya-L1's success opens doors to more exciting missions and discoveries in the realm of space exploration.