ISRO's Aditya-L1 solar mission starts collecting scientific data
India's first space-based solar mission, Aditya-L1, has been progressing smoothly so far. Among the mission's key goals is to provide real-time information on solar activities and their effects on space weather. In the latest, the ISRO has confirmed the mission has started collecting scientific data, marking another crucial step forward. Specifically, the Supra Thermal and Energetic Particle Spectrometer (STEPS) instrument aboard the Aditya Solar Wind Particle Experiment (ASPEX) payload is now gathering information.