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India to launch first solar mission to study the Sun

The Aditya-L1 will be launched into the L1 orbit, the first Lagrangian point of the Sun-Earth system that will allow it to record data from the sun continuously.

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch India's first solar mission to shed light on the effects of the sun on earth and its surroundings. The solar space mission, Aditya-L1, that aims to observe the sun and the solar corona is likely to be launched by June or July 2023.

ISRO chairman S Somanath announced the launch of the solar space mission during handing over of Visible Line Emission Coronagraph (VELC) payload for the Aditya-L1 mission to ISRO by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru on Jan 26, 2023, at the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) Campus, Hosakote, Karnataka.

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