ISRO launched their 1st solar mission named Aditya-L1 for sun study

Aditya-L1 Indian space agency ISRO had launched their mission to study the sun named Aditya-L1, and they are going to release images of it soon, where it is present at  Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Aditya-L1’s objective of to observe the Sun from a close distance, trying to obtain information about its atmosphere and magnetic field, the Sun’s corona, solar emissions, solar winds and flares, and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).

Aditya-L1 ( ISRO)

Mission Name Aditya-L1
Mission TypeSolar Observation
Mission Duration5 years (planned)
Spacecraft BusI-1K[citation needed]
ManufacturerISRO / IUCAA / IIA
Launch Mass1,475 kg (3,252 lb)
Payload Mass244 kg (538 lb)
Launch Date26 August 2023 (planned)
Launch SiteSatish Dhawan Space Centre
ContractorIndian Space Research Organisation
Reference SystemSun–Earth L1
Orbital RegimeHalo Orbit
Orbital Period177.86 days

Conceptualised on the date of January 2008 by the Advisory Committee for Space Research, It is 1st Indian mission dedicated to observing the Sun and is scheduled to be launched aboard a PSLV-XL launch vehicle on 26 August 2023. It had a payload of a small 400 kg (880 lb), LEO(800 km) satellite with a coronagraph to study the solar corona with the objective of studying coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, coronal magnetometry, origin and monitoring of near-UV solar radiation with the observation of photosphere, chromosphere and corona, solar energetic particles and magnetic field of the Sun.

Aditya-L1 in depth

What is the first solar mission of ISRO?

Aditya-L1 Mission is India’s first solar mission planned by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 

When was the Aditya-L1 mission launched?

On 26 August 2023, the Aditya-L1 mission launched