India's 1st Solar Mission 'Aditya L-1' Launching By December

By the end of this year ISRO will launch the Aditya L1 mission. It is India's first solar mission.

IIT-BHU astronomers are also involved in this project.

Workshop on India's first solar mission 'Aditya L-1' satellite began at IIT-BHU. The workshop stated that the 'Aditya L1' satellite will be launched from ISRO by the end of December month. This will bring out the hidden secrets of the sun. Many astronomers of IIT-BHU are also involved in this 'Aditya L1' satellite mission project. IIT BHU scientists have earlier designed several satellite devices.

Aditya L1 is the first space based observatory class Indian solar mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft is planned to be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrangian point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, which is about 1.5 million km from the Earth.

During the workshop, astronomers at IIT-BHU reported that it would be projected at the Lagarajian-1 point of space. It has a number of devices installed that will explain the physical and their raels of plasma processes equipped with a variety of energies in solar environments. This will provide information about the weather of the space and the entire conditions. Space will also predict the weather. At the same time, there will also be many new information about coronal heating, explosions on the surface of the sun and solar wind.

Scientist of Physics at IIT-BHU, Dr. Abhishek Srivastava said that in view of this huge potential of 'Aditya-L1' mission, a scientific workshop is being held in the institute on — "What are the challenges in solar physics and heliospheric physics" and "How we will solve them during the missio".

The Aditya-L1 mission carries a suit of seven scientific payloads to carry out systematic study of the Sun. This suit of Aditya L1 payloads are expected to provide most crucial information to understand the problems of coronal heating, Coronal Mass Ejection, pre-flare and flare activities, and their characteristics, dynamics of space weather, study of the propagation of particles, and fields in the interplanetary medium etc.

The science payloads of Aditya-L1 are being indigenously developed by different laboratories in the country.

The VELC instrument is being developed at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore; SUIT instrument at Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune; ASPEX instrument at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad; PAPA payload at Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram; SOLEXS and HEL10S payloads at UR Rao Satellite Centre, Bangalore, and the Magnetometer payload at the Laboratory for Electro Optics Systems, Bangalore. All the payloads are being developed with the close collaboration of various centres of ISRO.


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