ISRO now looks to solar mission Aditya-L1

Updated - July 31, 2019 05:57 pm IST

Published - July 24, 2019 10:33 am IST

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) now has its eyes on the Sun with solar mission Aditya-L1 in the pipeline. ISRO has planned to launch the mission during the first half of 2020.

Aditya-L1 is meant to observe the Sun’s corona. It will image and study the sun from the First Lagrange point also known as L1 Lagrange point.

L1 point is 1.5 million kilometres away from the Earth. It is a point where the gravitational forces of the Earth and the Sun cancel out allowing the spacecraft to hover.

This will be India's first solar probe.

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