ISRO provided an update on its Aditya-L1 mission to study the Sun on Wednesday, announcing that the internal inspections and launch rehearsal have been finished.
On September 2 at 11.50 am, the mission is slated to launch from the Sriharikota spaceport.
At L1 (Sun-Earth Lagrangian point), which is about 1.5 million kilometres from the planet, the Aditya-L1 spacecraft is intended to provide in situ studies of the solar wind as well as remote observations of the solar corona.
The space agency with its headquarters in Bengaluru will launch it as the nation’s first specifically intended space mission for Sun observations.
The PSLV-C57 rocket would launch the satellite, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun.
Isro stated on social media today that “the launch preparations are moving along.” The vehicle internal checks have been finished for the launch rehearsal.
Seven payloads would be carried by the Aditya-L1 mission, which was designed to investigate the Sun from an orbit around the L1 and observe its photosphere, chromosphere, and outermost layers, the corona, in various wavebands. According to an Isro official, Aditya-L1 is a wholly indigenous endeavour in which national entities are involved.
The Visible Emission Line Coronagraph payload is being developed by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), which has its headquarters in Bengaluru. The mission’s Solar Ultraviolet Imager payload was built by the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune.
Aditya-L1 can make observations of the corona, solar chromosphere, and flares using its X-ray and UV payloads, respectively. Information on charged particles and the magnetic field that reach the halo orbit around L1 can be obtained from the particle detectors and the magnetometer payload.
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