Context: The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) is now ready and has been delivered to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
News Source: The Indian Express
- The telescope is set to be integrated with the ADITYA-L1 mission, expected to be launched in mid-August this year.
- Aditya-L1 is the first Indian space mission to observe the Sun and the solar corona.
- It will be ISRO’s first space observatory dedicated to studying the Sun.
- It will be placed in a halo orbit around the first Lagrange point, L1, of the Sun-Earth system which allows it to look at the Sun continuously.
- It contains seven payloads on board to observe the photosphere, chromosphere and the outermost layers of the Sun (the corona).
- It will provide greater advantage of observing the solar activities and its effect on space weather.
- The study of the dynamic nature of the sun’s outermost layers, the corona, and the chromosphere and gather information about coronal mass ejection (CME).
- Study on origin of solar flares and their direction via the interplanetary space from the sun to the earth.
- The examinations will also include the collection of data for space weather prediction.
Image Source: NASA
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