PSLV-XL • Aditya-L1

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) used its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL), designated PSLV-C57, to launch the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, marking India’s first, space-based mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft will operated in a halo orbit around the Lagrange point 1 (L1) of the Sun-Earth system, which is roughly 1.5 million km away. Aditya-L1 will study solar flares, space weather and coronal heating.