‘Aditya’ mission to be launched next month: ISRO chief

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New Delhi, August 24: After the success of the lunar mission, India will soon embark on the journey of studying the Sun. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made preparations for the Aditya mission to the Sun.

ISRO chief S. Somnath said on Thursday that Aditya L1 will be India’s first space mission to study the Sun. It will be launched next month, i.e., in the first or second week of September. Its purpose is to closely observe the sun and study its atmosphere and magnetic field.

S. Somnath said that the Aditya mission to the Sun is getting ready for launch in September. Along with this, ISRO is also working fast on Gaganyaan. After several tests, the first manned mission could possibly be completed by 2025. Gaganyaan is the manned spacecraft on which ISRO has been working for many years.