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ISRO to launch Aditya L1 to study Sun on Sept 2

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Indian Space Research Organisation will launch the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, namely Aditya L1 on 2nd September 2023, Saturday at 11.50 hrs from Sriharikota space station in Andhra Pradesh.

The satellite will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point L1 of the Sun-Earth system, which is about 1.5 million km from the Earth.  It will take around four months to reach the Lagrange point.

The advantage of a halo orbit around the L1 point is that the satellite can observe the solar activities without any obstruction by other celestial activities like eclipse. The Aditya L1 mission is to study the solar winds and Sun’s atmosphere. 

It will carry seven payloads to observe the photosphere, chromosphere, and the outermost layers of the Sun namely corona. This will help us understand the problems of coronal heating, Coronal mass ejection, pre-flare and flare activities, dynamics of weather, study of propagation of particles and fields in the interplanetary medium.

ISRO has invited the citizens to witness the launch of PSLC-C57 launch from the viewing gallery at Sriharikota by registering at lvg.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION website.

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