Sivan, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization stated on Thursday (13 June), India is the verge to launch Aditya-L1, the first mission to investigate the sun, by 2020.
Sivan told the media in a press conference in New Delhi, “The aim behind the mission is for keeping a constant eye on the activity of sun with no unsettling influence. Aditya-L1 is intended to watch the corona of the sun.” He stated there are as of now a great deal of things which are to be found out about the sun.
Sivan included, the mission Aditya-L1 is relied upon to be embedded in the Lagrangian point 1 (L1) the halo orbit that is at a distance of 1.5 million km from earth, so there is a great bit of leeway of constantly watching the sun with no eclipses/occultation.
The mission Aditya-1 was considered as the satellite of the class 400kg conveying a payload, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and also was intended for launch in the low earth orbit about 800 km. The mission will also carry in excess of sic payloads of upgraded science objectives and scopes.
Aditya-1 was intended to watch just the corona of sun. The Sun’s external layers, reaching out to thousands of km over the circle (photosphere) is known as the corona. It has the temperature of in excess of million-degree Kelvin that is a lot more than the disc temperature of the sun of about 6000K.
List of payloads intended with Aditya-1 are; Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT), Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC), Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya (PAPA), Aditya Solar wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX), Solar Low Energy X-ray Spectrometer (SoLEXS), Magnetometer, High Energy L1 Orbiting X-ray Spectrometer (HEL1OS).