After Chandrayaan 2 ISRO Aims To Conquer The Sun; Announces Aditya-L1 Solar Mission For 2020

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After the grand and huge of the moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, Indian Space Research is now betting big to take another big leap to reach the sun as early by next year.

ISRO is now aiming and making all the necessary efforts to build a spacecraft mission that will be sent to observe the Sun in 2020. This mission is currently tagged as Aditya-L1 or Aditya, whose real translation is the Sun.

As per the reports it is being certain that with huge success of the launch of the Chandrayaan 2 mission, which is India’s second moon mission. Chandrayaan 2 was launched five days ago, i.e. July 22, 2019, and is expected to land on the moon around September 8, 2019.

ISRO’s Solar Mission: Aditya-L1 To Be Launched In 2020

The research organization has officially disclosed couple of details on its official website, where they have also stated that this mission will offer researchers and solar scientists from all a wide range of opportunities and scope for research.

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This solar mission is named Aditya-L1, and will be carrying out an observation of the corona of the sun. The corona of the sun is the outer layer of the sun which is spread over a thousand kilometers.



K Sivan, who leads the Indian Space Research Organization spoke during a new conference last month, saying, “It is 1.5 million kilometres from the Earth. It will always look at the Sun and give analysis of the corona because it has a major impact on climate change.”

He has given detailed information that the mission has been already planned and was in a pipeline to launch sometime during the first half of 2020. He has also added that another mission of reaching out to Venus is also in the process and will be transformed into reality in the next 2-3 years.

Aditya-L1 main goal is resolve Some Age Old Issues. The corona gets heated to extremely high temperatures and the reason behind the surge in temperature of the corona is still an ‘unanswered question in solar physics.’ The temperature of the corona is more than a million degrees Kelvin, which in normal sense is very higher than the solar disc temperature, which is around 6000K.

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On its website, ISRO speaks about the mission highly, and expects the Aditya-L1 to solve some age-old issues. The website says, “the enhanced Aditya-L1 project will enable a comprehensive understanding of the dynamical processes of the sun and address some of the outstanding problems in solar physics.”

Additionally, the Aditya-L1 will be utilized to provide monitoring and observations of the photosphere, chromosphere of the sun. Also, particle payloads will be used to study the particle flux emitting from the sun.

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