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Status

Aditya L1

Launch Time
NET October, 2020

Rocket

PSLV-XL
ISRO
Status: Active
Price: $31.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,661 kN
Payload to LEO: 3,250 kg
Payload to GTO: 1,410 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 6
Rocket Height: 44.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 3.2 m
Fairing Height: 8.3 m

Mission Details

Aditya L1

The Aditya-L1 mission will be inserted in a halo orbit around the L1, which is about 1.5 million km from the Earth. The 1,500 kg class satellite carries a total of seven payloads with diverse objectives, including but not limited to, the coronal heating problem, solar wind acceleration, coronal magnetometry, origin and monitoring of near-UV solar radiation (which drives Earth's upper atmospheric dynamics and global climate), coupling of the solar photosphere to chromosphere and corona, in-situ characterizations of the space environment around Earth by measuring energetic particle fluxes and magnetic fields of the solar wind and solar magnetic storms that have adverse effects on space and ground-based technologies.
Total Mass: 1,500 kg
Sun–Earth L1

Location

Second Launch Pad, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India