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After India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan 3 succeeded, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning for another historic mission. ISRO might launch the Aditya L1 - India’s first space observatory for solar research in the first week of September.
ISRO chairman S Somanath said that they are planning to launch Aditya L1 in the first week of September. India now joined the elite club after the success of the Moon Mission and the new experiment will grab more world attention.
PSLV, the Aditya L1 spacecraft is all set to travel 1.5 million km to study the Sun’s atmosphere for four months. The satellite is going to carry science payloads with objectives that weigh around 1,500 kg. The spacecraft will study the solar winds and also the possibilities of the disturbances on Earth, commonly known as the auroras. The new launch is going to experiment on the Earth’s climate patterns also.
PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission:— ISRO (@isro) August 14, 2023
Aditya-L1, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun , is getting ready for the launch.
The satellite realised at the U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru has arrived at SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota.
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The unsolved issues in solar physics are the upper atmosphere of the sun and the lower atmosphere of the sun. It is not understood how the Sun radiation affects the dynamics. The mission will study on this as well.
The government has granted Rs 378.53 Cr in 2019, excluding the launch costs. ISRO is known for cost effectiveness and the new mission will be one more breakthrough.