Aditya L1 mission to be launched in Sept 1st week: ISRO chief Somanath

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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 , ISRO Chairman S Somnath said the maiden Aditya L1 solar mission will be launched in the first week of September.

“Aditya L1 satellite is ready. It has reached Sriharikota and is connected to PSLV. The next aim of ISRO and the country is its launch. The launch will be in the first week of September,” he told reporters at the airport here.

The date will be announced in the next two days, Somnath said. After the launch, Aditya L1 will travel to its stipulated point in 120 days after going to an elliptical orbit, he added.

Aditya L1 will be the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, Somnath said and added that the mission will allow scientists to study solar activities and their impact on space weather in real time.