ISRO on August 28 announced the launch of the Aditya-L1 spacecraft to study the Sun on September 2 at 11.50 am from the Sriharikota spaceport in the wake of the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission.
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft is intended to perform in-situ studies of the solar wind at L1, or the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point, which is around 1.5 million kilometres from Earth, as well as remote observations of the solar corona at L1.
The space agency said in a social media post that the spacecraft — the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun — would be launched by PSLV-C57 rocket.
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 the photosphere, chromosphere, and the Sun's outermost layers, the corona, in various wavebands.
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