ISRO confirms magnetometer on Aditya L1 deployed.

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Space Technology

Topic: Recent space missions

Issue: Aditya-L1 Mission

Context: The six-magnetometer boom, previously stowed, is successfully deployed in the Halo orbit.


  • The boom carries two state-of-the-art high-accuracy magnetometer sensors.
  • The experiment is designed to study the low-intensity interplanetary magnetic field in space.

Aditya-L1 Mission:

  • It is a space-based observatory designed to study the Sun.
  • It has been placed in an orbit around the L1 or Lagrange Point 1 that allows an unobstructed view of the Sun round the clock, throughout the year.

A Lagrange point is a special location in space where the gravitational forces of two massive objects balance each other out, allowing a small object to stay in a fixed position relative to them.

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