PSLV-C57 – ADITYA L1 MISSION TO STUDY ABOUT THE SUN
The mission Aditya-L1 from ISRO will travel for a total distance of 1.4 million kilometers from Earth, which is four times as far as the moon. This mission involves a total travel time of about four months.
The Aditya L1 mission will lift off on September 2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will record its 57th mission to space with the Aditya L1 spacecraft from the launch pad.
It will send 1440 images of sun in a day. The payload has been designed in such a way that every one minute we will be getting an image of the sun. The spacecraft sitting at L1 will take pictures of the sun in various ways so that we can understand more about the properties of the sun as well as about its surroundings.
Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) is the primary payload used to study the India’s first dedicated scientific mission about the sun. VELC, developed by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, will be able to observe the corona continuously from the Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the sun-earth system, which is about 1.5 million km from the earth.