In 2020, India will launch a spacecraft for the study of the Sun

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In 2020, India will launch a spacecraft for the study of the Sun

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has planned for 2020 to launch its own probe to study the Sun. On January 8, the OneIndia publication reported that the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, the University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and other scientific organizations will implement an important project for the country. And also, several private companies will take part in this.

With this program, experts are going to explore the solar corona, chromosphere and solar radiation in various spectra. The Aditya-L1 spacecraft is designed to help solve a number of mysteries concerning the physics of our star.

The Indian probe will be installed at the Lagrange point L1, located 1.5 million kilometers from Earth. At this point, Aditya-L1 can be stationary quite comfortably, because there are no solar eclipses, you can effectively observe the star.

India in the space sphere is taking the first steps if we compare it with such “monsters” as the USA and Russia, and the Aditya-L1 project is only the second high-tech mission. The first one dates back to 2013, when ISRO launched the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft to study the fourth planet of the solar system.

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