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#BREAKING : Indian Space Research Organisation [#ISRO], which already has a network of tracking stations, has completed survey & radiation studies at Fiji Islands for a temporary station being designed specifically for India's first Solar mission (Aditya-L1).

Fiji Islands is one of the options being explored to support the launch of #Aditya-L1 1, India’s first observatory-class space-based solar mission wherein the spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around the first Lagrange point (L1) of the Sun-Earth system.
Accdg to ISRO, a satellite around L1 point has the major advtg of continuously viewing Sun without eclipses as the position provides a advantage of observing solar activities.
- Aditya will carry 7 payloads to observe photosphere, chromosphere & the outermost layers of the Sun.
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Two #Gaganyaan crew abort tests & #Aditya top priority this yr. @isro will look to launch a relay sat too. Dept of Space, which got Rs 13.7k-cr in Budget has outcome targets for sat launches: 5 PSLV, 2 GSLV, 2 SSLV. #Thread

@isro working towards carrying out at least 2 test missions to establish crew abort and escape systems using the specially designed test vehicle this yr; 1st uncrewed mission expected early next year. Isro will also look to launch the 1st relay satellites for the mission
Somanath on special test vehicle: “Whenever a new agency develops a human-rated space capability, they go through various tests for building such capability. Before the human-rated vehicle flies we have to fly the critical aspects of this techn in a low-cost option..."
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