India’s first Solar Mission Aditya L1 to be launched soon

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to launch its first solar mission, Aditya-L1, to study the Sun. The mission will be in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1), 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. Operations include studying the Sun's atmosphere, magnetic fields, and space weather impacts from a unique vantage point. Details of the launch and deployment strategy, mission objectives, and the scientific payload instruments have been elaborated in the update.


  1. The Aditya-L1 mission by ISRO is India's first Solar mission aimed at exploring and understanding the Sun.
  2. The mission spacecraft will be placed around the L1 Lagrange point in a halo orbit.
  3. The purpose of the Aditya-L1 mission includes studying the Sun's atmosphere, magnetic fields, and the impact of space weather.
  4. The mission also seeks an understanding of the Sun's upper atmospheric dynamics, coronal mass ejections, and the effect of solar activities on Earth's space environment.
  5. The mission's payloads include instruments like VELC, SUIT, SoLEXS, HEL1OS, ASPEX, PAPA, and Advanced Tri-axial High Resolution Digital Magnetometers.
  6. These instruments will conduct various studies including coronal imaging, solar wind particle analysis, X-ray flares, and the interplanetary magnetic field.