ISRO targets Mars, Venus and beyond

India’s space agency, ISRO, is preparing for its next mission which will investigate the Sun with the Aditya-L1 spacecraft. Aditya-L1 spacecraft will be India’s first space based solar observatory to be positioned in a halo orbit around the Sun. With the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO Chairman S. Somanath shared about ISRO’s future missions to Mars, Venus and beyond. This experience gained from probing the Moon’s south pole can be valuable in preparing for future interplanetary conquests. ISRO has planned for Venus mission in 2024.

With the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3, India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) made significant advancement and marked a turning point in country’s space efforts. Chandrayaan-3’s successful landing has given ISRO officials a newbuilt drive to prepare for the next challenging mission, one which investigates the Sun, the fiery core of the solar system.


The Aditya-L1 spacecraft, will be the first remarkable venture as India’s first space-based solar observatory, which currently resides at the Sriharikota rocket port, undergoing preparations  for its impending launch. ISRO is set to dispatch the Aditya-L1, as a coronagraphy satellite aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket. The launch is scheduled to take place towards the late August or early September.

The Aditya-L1 satellite represents a feat in India’s space exploration journey, it is named after the venerable Sun God. The primary objective of the groundbreaking mission is to position the Aditya-L1 spacecraft into a halo orbit encircling the first Lagrange point, L1, with the Sun-Earth system.

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