ISRO will be sending up its Aditya L1, a coronagraphy satellite, on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)/rocket to study the solar atmosphere towards the end of August
According to ISRO, the spacecraft will be placed into a halo orbit around the first Lagrange point, L1, of the Sun-Earth system. The satellite around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without occultation/eclipses.
The Aditya L1 mission is slated to happen a couple of days after ISRO attempts to land on the lunar soil its lander that is being carried by the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft.
Aditya-L1 is named after the Hindu Sun god and the spacecraft's future home, and L1 -- the first Lagrange point of the Earth-Sun system. It will study a number of properties, such as the dynamics and origins of coronal mass ejections.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has said that it would lend tracking support for ISRO’s Sun Mission Aditya L1. The ESA support to Aditya-L1 will include tracking activities from Kourou and Goonhilly. It will also include support from the largest of ESA's antennas -- the three 35-metre deep space antennas, located in New Norcia, Australia; Malargue, Argentina; and Cebreros, Spain.
With inputs from IANS