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India now aims for the Sun after successfully landing on the Moon

India's space agency said on Monday that a satellite to study the Sun will be launched


The launch of Aditya-L1, the country’s first observatory in orbit designed to study the Sun. It will occur on September 2.According to an announcement made by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on X. Twitter was its previous name. Aditya, whose name means “sun” in Hindi.The orbit will be a halo orbit. A region of space around 1.5 million kilometres (930,000 miles) from Earth. To provide the spacecraft with a continuous, unimpeded view of the Sun.

According to ISRO, this will enable real-time monitoring of solar activity and its impact on the space weather. The spacecraft will be carrying seven payloads, including detectors for electromagnetic and particle fields, to study the Sun’s photosphere and chromosphere.

Task of Aditya-L1

Aditya-L1 is a spacecraft designed to study the solar environment. And offer remote views of the solar corona. The spacecraft will conduct in-depth research on the solar winds. Which are sometimes mistaken for “auroras” and potentially affect Earth. Long-term data from the project may contribute to a better understanding of how the sun affects Earth’s climate. An ISRO official said that Aditya-L1 was a wholly domestic project in which national institutions took part.

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is creating the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph payload. Which has its headquarters in Bengaluru. While the Solar Ultraviolet Imager payload for the project.The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune developed it.

Launch Date

Even though the satellite is ready and has already arrived in Sriharikota, ISRO chief S. Aditya-L1’s exact launch date would be made public in two days, according to Somanath.

The launch, scheduled for September 2, never materialised. It is probably going to happen in the first week of September.

Spacecraft’s Range

The PSLV, India’s heavy-duty launch vehicle, will carry the Aditya-L1 for its 1.5 million-kilometer journey. “From the earth, it will take 125 days to travel to Lagrange point 1 (L1) after the launch. “We must wait until then,” Mr. Somanath says. The spacecraft will consume less fuel by travelling to a sort of parking. In space where items are more likely to remain put due to the balance of gravitational forces.

Mission’s Cost

Planners anticipate that ISRO’s reputation for space engineering cost would help the country’s now privatized space industry grow. India was the first nation to set foot close to the moon’s South Pole thanks to the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The expedition cost 600 crore rupees.

Aditya-L1’s construction cost was roughly half that of Chandrayaan-3’s. Year 2019 saw the government approve 378 crore for the mission to investigate the Sun’s atmosphere. The ISRO hasn’t yet provided a formal cost update.



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