ISRO Joins Hands With ARIES To Maximise Utilisation Of Data From India's Mission Aditya-L1
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Science & Technology
30th Apr, 2021
One year before the proposed launch of India’s maiden solar mission — the Aditya L1 — Indian researchers plan to create a skilled community of solar scientists ready to use the scientific data which will emerge from the mission.
Aditya-L1 Support Cell (AL1SC)
- As a first step, the Aditya-L1 Support Cell (AL1SC) has been established at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), which will primarily produce this required trained manpower.
- An MoU in this regard was inked between ARIES and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) earlier this year.
- The Support Cell will be a one-stop online platform for students, faculty and researchers from colleges, universities and institutions in India to get free access to a sample of processed scientific data pertaining to the Sun.
- All the data will be hosted at the Indian Space Science Data Centre (ISSDC) of ISRO with ARIES Cell acting as a manpower training centre.
- It is India’s first solar mission.
- Launch vehicle: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in XL
- Led by ISRO, the mission aims to set up a space-based observatory to track the Sun and it is expected to be launched sometime in mid-2022.
- The seven payloads (instruments) will study solar corona, solar emissions, solar winds and flares, Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), as well as capture images of the Sun.