Indian Space Research Organization
Aditya L1 is an Indian solar observation satellite to be placed at the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point L1.
The major scientific objectives of the mission are to achieve a fundamental understanding of the physical processes that heat the solar corona, accelerate the solar wind and produce Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).
Originally the mission design started as a small LEO satellite carrying only a coronagraph as a payload. In order to get the best science from the Sun, continuous viewing of the Sun is preferred. A Satellite placed in the halo orbit around the L1 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Earth system has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without any occultation/ eclipses.
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Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India
88 rockets have launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India.
PSLV XL – Indian Space Research Organization
- Family: PSLV
- Length: 44 m
- Diameter: 2.8 m
- Launch Mass: 320 T
The PSLV XL was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2008-10-22. PSLV XL has 23 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 24 launches. PSLV-XL is the upgraded version of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its standard configuration boosted by more powerful, stretched strap-on boosters with 12 tonne propellant load. Weighing 320t at lift-off, the vehicle uses larger strap-on motors (PSOM-XL or S12) to achieve higher payload capability. On 29 December 2005, ISRO successfully tested the improved version of strap-on booster for the PSLV. The first use of PSLV-XL was the launch of Chandrayaan-1 by PSLV C11. The payload capability for this variant is 1,800 kg to SSO.
Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: ISRO
- Administration: Chairman: S. Somanath
- Founded: 1969
- Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
- Spacecraft: Gaganyaan
- Country: IND
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”