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India's 1st mission to study the sun launches Sept. 2 [updated]


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India is gearing up for its first-ever mission to study the sun. 

The mission's observatory, called Aditya-L1 ("Aditya" means "sun" in Sanskrit), has arrived at its launch site on the island of Sriharikota, on India's east coast, and is due to launch on Sept. 2, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India's national space agency.

The ISRO announced the planned launch date on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Aug. 28, several weeks after sharing the first pictures of the spacecraft on Aug. 13.

https://www.livescience.com/space/space-exploration/indias-1st-mission-to-study-the-sun-launches-sept-2

The Aditya-1 solar mission launches hot on the heels of India's first moon landing.

 

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How is ESA supporting ISRO’s Aditya-L1 solar mission?

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to launch its Aditya-L1 solar observatory from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota Range (SDSC SHAR), India, at 11:50 IST (08:20 CEST) on 2 September 2023.

It’s an ambitious mission that will generate vast quantities of science data as the spacecraft balances in an unstable orbit. With its global network of deep space ground stations and experience flying similar missions, ESA has just the right infrastructure and expertise to provide support.

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Excellence!

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Aditya L1 takes trajectory correction in its journey to the L1 point 1.5 million kilometers away.

https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/aditya-l1-mission-isro-corrects-trajectory-to-l1-point-8973692/

 

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As India’s first solar mission Aditya L1 continues its 110-day journey towards the L1 point which is 1.5 million kilometres away, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday updated that a Trajectory Correction Manoeuvre (TCM) was performed earlier in the week.

The space agency said this was “originally provisioned” for.

The spacecraft propulsion system was fired for 16 seconds on October 6 to correct its trajectory towards the L1 point. The space agency said that the manoeuvre “was needed” to correct the trajectory of the spacecraft was evaluated after it was inserted in the path towards the L1 point on September 19.

One of the seven instruments on-board — the magnetometer — will be turned on again “within a few days,” they said. The instrument is meant to study the interplanetary magnetic field.

 

 

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Aditya-L1: India's Sun mission reaches final destination

India's first solar observation mission has reached its final destination.

On Saturday, Aditya-L1 reached the spot in space from where it will be able to continuously watch the Sun.

The spacecraft has been travelling towards the Sun for four months since lift-off on 2 September.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-67871797

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Aditya L1's mission life is 5 years and has 7 scientific payloads to study the Sun.

https://www.business-standard.com/india-news/aditya-l1-s-mission-life-is-5-years-7-payloads-to-study-sun-all-details-124010800880_1.html

 
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"The scientific objectives of Aditya-L1 mission include the study of coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, Coronal Mass Ejections (CME),dynamics of the solar atmosphere and temperature anisotropy," the Isro explained. Launched on September 2 last year, the spacecraft, placed in its specific halo-orbit is expected to have a mission life of five years, according to the Isro.


 

 

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 ISRO's Aditya-L1 will track the Sun on Monday as it gets completely cloaked by the Moon during the Total Solar Eclipse.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/science/total-solar-eclipse-today-april-8-2024-isros-aditya-l1-to-track-the-sun-during-darkness-101712535333181.html

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India's solar probe Aditya L1 will track the behaviour and rays of the Sun on Monday, April 8, during the total solar eclipse. During this time, the Sun will briefly get completely cloaked by the Moon, creating a moment of complete darkness in several countries.

Aditya L1, which is the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) maiden solar mission, is in a position to track the Sun during the total solar eclipse. This will help the ISRO further study the chromosphere and corona of the star.

Aditya L1 will use two of its six instruments to track the Sun during the solar eclipse. These two instruments are the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT).

 

 

 

 

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Aditya mission continuously sending data about sun : ISRO

https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/aditya-l1-solar-mission-continuously-sending-data-about-sun-isro-chief-s-somnath/cid/2014895

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Somnath, who was speaking to reporters here after being conferred a special award by jewellery major P C Chandra Group, said several instruments of the spacecraft are working continuously to feed data on many aspects."We are looking into the sun in a continuous manner - UV magnetic charges observation, corona graph observation, X-ray observation and other things," he said.

"As we are keeping this satellite for five years, the observation will be analysed as a long-term measure. "

 
 
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