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The Aditya L1 mission is India’s initiative towards exploring the Sun. The polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) is being used to bring the 1,475 kg spacecraft into low Earth orbit. Following this, the orbit and velocity of the spacecraft around Earth will be increased until it can be slingshot towards the Sun, just as it happened during the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
According to ISRO, the objectives of the sun exploration mission include
- Study of the solar upper atmospheric (chromosphere and corona) dynamics
- Study of the chromospheric and coronal heating, physics of the partially ionized plasma, initiation of the coronal mass ejections, and flares
- Observation of in-situ particle and plasma environment providing data for the study of particle dynamics from the Sun
- Physics of solar corona and the consequent heating mechanism
- Diagnostics of the coronal and coronal loops plasma: Temperature, velocity and density
- Development, dynamics and origin of coronal mass ejections (CMEs)
- Identification of the sequence of processes that occur at multiple layers (chromosphere, base and extended corona) eventually leading to solar eruptive events.
- Tracking magnetic field topology and magnetic field measurements in the solar corona)
- Identification of drivers for space weather (origin, composition and dynamics of solar wind)
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