Title and Abstract

Title:   Aditya-L1: India’s Space Observatory to Study the Sun

Abstract:   Aditya-L1 is the first Indian mission that is dedicated to study solar atmosphere with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. The satellite will carry seven payloads and is expected to be launched in 2022 by PSLV-XL from Sriharikota. In this presentation I will give an overview on the different payloads, with status update on the mission. One of the main payloads of Aditya-L1 satellite is the inner coronagraph, with a FOV of 1.1 to 3 R with the continuum channel and three spectrographic and spectro-polarimetric channels. In conjunction with the four remote sensing instruments and 3 in-situ instruments how Aditya-L1 mission can play a role in our understanding of the heliosphere will be the subject of discussion.  I will also highlight the importance of the co-ordinated observations  of Aditya-L1 with other space borne and ground based instruments.