ISRO’s Shukrayaan-L Mission: India’s first trip to Venus! Know the launch date and objective here


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is riding the wave of success of its Chandrayaan-3 mission. The next mission launched by it, the Aditya L1 mission, has been successful so far. Recently, ISRO performed a Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) on the Aditya L1 spacecraft on October 6. Aditya L1 mission is India’s first solar mission.

one of india The upcoming mission is the Venus Orbiter Mission, informally known as the ‘Shukrayan-L Mission’, which is also the country’s first mission to Venus.

Last month, ISRO chief S Somnath had said that the Venus mission has been configured and some payloads are under development.

Objective of India’s Venus Mission

ISRO’s aim through this mission is to study the planet Venus. The mission involves studying the planet’s atmosphere and surface and reportedly observing its composition, dynamics and geological structure. The mission will be launched on either GSLV Mk ll or GSLV Mk lll.

The mission will also investigate the interaction of the solar wind with the ionosphere of Venus. This also includes a superficial experiment. It will analyze the interactions between Venus’s atmosphere and its surface, leading to a better understanding of erosion, weathering and other geological phenomena.

launch date of venus mission

The mission was previously expected to launch in December 2024, however, some recent reports have suggested that the launch may be pushed to 2031.


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