Aditya L1 Mission - India's First Mission of the Sun.

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Aditya L1 Mission - India's First Mission of the Sun.
Aditya L1 Mission - India's First Mission of the Sun.

Aditya- L1 Mission - India's First Mission of the Sun : 

Aditya- L1 Mission is India's First solar mission planned by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is a Choronography space craft to study the Solar atmosphere. It is ISRO's second space based astronomy mission after AstroSat for a scientific expedition to study the Sun. Nigar Shaji is the Project Director.

Aditya- L1 lifted off from the launch pad at Sriharikota on Saturday 2 nd September at 11:50 India time (06:20 GMT). India's space agency says it will take four months to travel that far. It will travel 1.5 Million km ( 932,000 miles ) from the Earth - 1 % of the Earth - Sun distance. 

What is L1: L1 stands for Lagrange point 1- the exact place between Sun and Earth where the Indian spacecraft is heading. Once Aditya - L1 reaches this "parking spot" it would be able to orbit the Sun at the same rate as the Earth. It means the satellite will requir e very little fuel to operate. 

About Aditya- L1 Mission : 

The important facts about the Aditya- L1 Mission, 

  • It was launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL
  • It comprises few moving components which may be a cause of collision in space. 
  • List of Payloads used for the mission:
  • Visible Emission Line Coronograph (VELC)
  • Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope 
  • Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX)
  • Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya
  • Solar Low Energy x-ray spectometer (SoLEXS)
  • High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS)
  • Magnetometer.
  • The main objective of the Aditya - L1 mission is that it will help in tracking Earth directed storms and predict its impact through solar observations. 

What is the Objective of Aditya- L1 Mission : 

The objective of Aditya- L1 mission is to study Sun's Corona, Chromosphere and Photosphere. In addition, it will study the particle flux Imanating from Sun, and the variation of magnetic field strength. 

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