back to article India set to launch Sun-spotting satellite on Saturday

India's Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is already busy running its successful Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission, but still plans to put even more items on its to-do list with the launch of Aditya-L1 – a mission to observe the Sun. ISRO's plan calls for the probe to launch atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – the craft India …

  1. sitta_europea Silver badge


    1. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

      Search engines?

      ISRO has some diagrams of Aditya. The Indian Express has some pictures taken by Chandrayaan.

  2. 42656e4d203239 Silver badge

    Congratulations ISRO

    Here is to more nations succeeding where others, even those who, supposedly, have the technology, often fail. Doubles for having the balls to get attempt 2 approved and working when attempt 1 suffered a slight impact with Luna. -->

    Now just find some water ice somewhere and we can start getting the water on to boil the sprouts for christmas.

    P.s. Doesn't have to be beer - pick a celebratory beverage of your choice good people!

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: Congratulations ISRO

      So many nations have been influenced by science and flown to the Moon ... but after a few years every nation's politicians have seen getting elected as far more important. The nations aren't failing, they are just administered by drinkers with political problems ... eventually I hope that every nation will change and just be happy to work with every other nation to make us become a famous human planet in the Universe.

  3. Joe Gurman


    Brexit propaganda on steroids? SOHO is an ESA spacecraft, and nine of the twelve instruments at launch (some have been shut down since, due to degradation of detectors or thermal issues over more than two decades of operation of hardware designed for 2 to 6 year lifetimes) had European principal investigators. The launch was provided by NASA, and spacecraft and science operations take place at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In all, an outstanding example of international cooperation.

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