Chennai: After the success of its third Lunar mission Chandryaan-3 that ensured soft landing on Moon’s south polar region, a buoyant ISRO is all set yet another inter-planetary mission –to explore the Sun on September two.
ISRO on Monday announced that Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the first space based Indian mission to study the Sun will be launched from the SHAR Range, Sriharikota at 1150 hrs on September two. ISRO will be using its workhorse and reliable launch vehicle PSLV-C57 for the mission. Sun is the nearest star and the largest object in the Solar system. In a post on ‘X”, the Indian Space Agency said “PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission: The launch of Aditya-L1, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, is scheduled for September 2, 2023, at 11:50 hrs IST from Sriharikota”.
The Satellite has already been integrated with the launch vehicle, ISRO Chairman S.Somanath said and the countdown for this prestigious mission is likely to begin on Friday. UNI