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Friday, August 21, 2015

After MOM, ISRO Will Send PAPA Into Space

Expected year of journey, 2018-2019.


The Plasma Analyser Package for Aditya [PAPA] payload on-board the Aditya-L1 satellite would be used for, "studying the composition of solar wind and its energy distribution continuously throughout the mission’s life time". The Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO] is expected to launch its maiden mission to the Sun in 2019, 6 years after it launched the Mars Orbiter Mission [MOM], its maiden trip to the red plant.


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