It’s like a dream come true : Aditya-L1 Project Director

Sriharikota (AP), Sep 2 (UNI) “It’s like a dream come true”, that’s how Ms Nigar Shaji, the Project Director of Aditya-L1 spacecraft, India’s maiden Sun mission, said on Saturday.

“My special thanks to the entire committee who had been there right from the day the project started and till the launch. My thanks to all those involved in the project”, she said.

Addressing the scientists after PSLV-C57 successfully placed the spacecraft in a Low Earth Orbit after taking off from the Second Launch Pad at SHAR Range here, she said she was extremely happy that Aditya-L1 was placed in the precisely designated orbit.

“It feels like a dream coming true. Aditya L-1 has successfully embarked on its 125-day journey”, a beaming Nigar, a native of Shencottah in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu, said.

“As and when the Aditya L-1 fulfills all its mission objectives, it will be an asset for the country and the global scientific community”, she said and thanked the entire team for their full support and guidance in making this mission–right from day one to the successful launch– possible,”.

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