ISRO planning to send a probe to study sun early next year

  • Indian Space Research Organization is planning to send a probe to study the sun early next year.


  • currently scientists are exploring possibilities to study more about Sun and the probe named Aditya-L1 will be sent to observe the solar corona, the outer layers of the Sun.
  • The satellite would be ed in a halo orbit around the L1 (Lagrangian point 1) of the Sun-Earth system so that it has the advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation or eclipses.
  • The L1 is 1.5 million kms from the Earth. Mr Sivan said, the mission to send Indian astronauts to space by 2022 is well on stream.
  • About tracking cyclone Fani with the details provided by ISRO, officials were able to forecast the landfall area and this helped in taking precautionary measures in advance.
  • It may be recalled that ISRO is making all-out efforts to launch Chandrayaan-2 in the launch window between July 9 and 16, with the aim of its lander soft landing near the south pole of the moon by September 6th.
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