Aditya L1 Satellite

Aditya L1 Mission
  • It is India’s first solar mission
  • It will be launched in 2019
  • It will study the sun’s outer most layers:
    • Photosphere (soft and hard X-ray),
    • Chromosphere (UV) and
    • Corona (Visible and NIR)
  • It will collect data about coronal mass ejection, which will also yield information for space weather prediction
  • It is a joint venture between ISRO and physicists from other institutes of India.
  • Aditya- L1 satellite will be placed in the halo orbit around the Lagrangian point 1 (L1) of the sun-earth system
  • Utility: The data from Aditya mission will be immensely helpful in discriminating between different models for the origin of solar storms and also for constraining how the storms evolve and what path they take through the interplanetary space from the Sun to the Earth
Objectives of mission
  • Study dynamic nature of sun’s outer most layers, the corona and the chromosphere, and collect data about Coronal Mass Ejections (CME).
  • Study on origin of solar storms and their path through the interplanetary space from the Sun to the Earth.
  • The studies will also focus on collection of information for space weather prediction.

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