Unlocking the Sun's Secrets: Key Takeaways from ISRO's Aditya L1 Mission

Mission Launch

India launched its Aditya L1 solar mission from Sriharikota, with the spacecraft to be placed on its Halo orbit, L1, near the Sun in four months.

Primary Objective

The mission aims to understand the Sun's corona's high temperature, which reaches up to 2 million degrees, compared to the Sun's surface temperature of around 5,000 degrees.

Continuous Observation

The mission aims for 24-hour continuous observation of the Sun, which is not possible from Earth's orbit due to frequent obstructions.


Aditya L1 is equipped with two major instruments, SUIT and VELC, and five smaller ones, to capture continuous images of the Sun and monitor its corona.

Corona's High Temperature

he Sun's corona has temperatures up to 2 million degrees, contrasting with the Sun's surface temperature of around 5,000 degrees, a mystery in solar science.

Solar Storms

Aditya L1 will help bridge the connection between the Sun's surface and the emission of high-energy particles during solar storms, which can harm human technologies.

Mysteries of Sun's Behavior

The mission will help ISRO scientists establish causal connections between the Sun and its corona and unravel the Sun's high-energy phenomena.

Impact on Space Weather

The mission aims to understand the impact of the Sun's corona's high temperature on space weather.

Elon Musk's Solar Mission Connection

The article briefly mentions a connection between Aditya-L1 and solar storms that destroyed Space X satellites, but lacks details.

Support from Anand Mahindra

Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, congratulated ISRO on the Aditya L1 launch and expressed enthusiasm for flying close to the Sun.