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Solar mission takes off

Kochi: India successfully launched its solar mission Aditya L1 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh today.
The RS 300 crore space-based Indian observatory Aditya L1 is sent to study the dynamics of the Solar upper atmosphere, the reports said.
It is structured to study the in-situ particle and plasma environment and provide data for the study of particle dynamics from the Sun, the reports said.
It is programmed to study the Physics of solar corona and its heating mechanism. It can also study the drivers for space weather, magnetic field topology and magnetic field measurements in the solar corona as well as a better understanding of the dynamics of solar wind.
There are a total of seven payloads on board. Four of them are carrying out remote sensing of the Sun and three others in-situ observations.
“The suits of Aditya L1 payloads are expected to provide the most crucial information to understand the problem of coronal heating, coronal mass ejection, pre-flare and flare activities and their characteristics, dynamics of space weather, propagation of particle and fields etc,”
ISRO said.
It would take about four months for Aditya-L1 to reach Lagrange point around which Aditya L1 be placed in a halo orbit.
At Lagrange Points, the gravitational forces of two large bodies, like the Sun and the Earth, balance out, creating a region of equilibrium. Here the spacecraft would use minimum fuel for its operations.

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