ISRO’s Aditya-L1, India’s first space-based solar observatory, will launch on September 2nd, 11:50 AM from Sriharikota. The launch vehicle for the Aditya L1 Mission is PSLV-C57.
- Aditya-L1 will be placed in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point L1, about 1.5 million kms from Earth.
- The halo orbit allows continuous observation of solar activities without obstruction from celestial events like eclipses.
- The mission’s goal is to study solar winds and the Sun’s atmosphere.
- Aditya-L1 will carry seven payloads to observe the photosphere, chromosphere, and corona of the Sun.
- This study will provide insights into coronal heating, coronal mass ejections, solar flares, and interplanetary medium dynamics.
Q.: What is the name of India’s first space-based solar observatory ?
b) Solaris Mission
Answer: c) Aditya-L1