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Aditya-L1 is a coronagraphy spacecraft planned to study the solar atmosphere, currently operated by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and being designed and developed by various other indian research institutes.It will be inserted into a halo orbit around the L1 point between the Earth and the Sun where it will interact with the solar atmosphere, solar magnetic storms and the environment around Earth and will study the effect.[1]

Mission typeSolar observation
COSPAR ID2023-132A
SATCAT no.57754Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration5.2 years (planned)
1 day (elapsed)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typePSLV
ManufacturerISRO / IUCAA /IIA
Launch mass1,475 kg (3,252 lb)
Payload mass244 kg (538 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date2 September 2023, 11:50 IST (06:20 UTC)
Launch siteSatish Dhawan Space Centre
Orbital parameters
Reference systemSun-Earth L1
RegimeHalo orbit
Period177.86 days
EpochJanuary 2024 (planned)

The main scientific objectives are coronal heating, solar wind acceldration, coronal magnetometry, generation and monitoring of near-UV solar radiation and continuous observation of the photosphere, chromosphere and corona, and the Sun's magnetic field.

Successful launch of Aditya-L1 spacecraft from the second launch pad of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C57) at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) at 11:50 hrs (IST) on 2 September 2023 was completed at Sriharikota.[2][3]


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  1. "Aditya - L1 First Indian mission to study the Sun - ISRO". ISRO. 2018-03-03. Archived from the original on 2018-03-03. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  2. "Aditya-L1: India successfully launches its first mission of the Sun". BBC News. 2023-09-01. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  3. "Aditya L1 Mission: Aditya L1 Launch LIVE Updates: Aditya L1 spacecraft launched successfully; first EarthBound firing scheduled for tomorrow, says ISRO". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2023-09-03.

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