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ISRO announced Seven Mega Missions in next 10 years

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ISRO announced Seven Mega Missions in next 10 years

ISRO announced Seven Mega Missions in next 10 years

21 May 2019 Current Affairs: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced to conduct seven Mega Missions for the upcoming 10 years and also prepared a roadmap for the next 30 years. 
The seven Mega Missions includes India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, XPoSaT and Aditya L-1.
ISRO categorized its six Mega Missions (excluding Chandrayaan-2) in two broad categories-
Defined Missions: The mission includes XPoSaT and Aditya L-1.
Undefined Missions: The missions which are still in planning stage. 
These missions are: Mangalyaan-2, Venus Mission, Lunar Polar Exploration and Exoworlds.

About XPoSaT
It is also known as X-ray Polarimeter Satellite. 
The main aim of this mission is to study polarisation. 
It will be launched in 2020 and the life of the mission will be of 5 years till 2025.
The payload for XPoSaT was developed by Bengaluru-based Raman Research Institute.
The spacecraft which will carry Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays (POLIX) payload study the degree and angle of polarisation of bright X-ray source in the energy range between 5 to 30 keV (Kilo electron volt)

Aditya L-1
The mission was planned to launch in 2021 which will study the solar corona.
The spacecraft of this mission will be placed in a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point (L1) which is about 1.2 million km away from the earth.

About ISRO
Formation: 15 August 1969
Headquarter: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Director: K Sivan
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