Raychaudhuri said the mission probe will study coronal mass ejections, a periodic phenomenon in which massive discharges of plasma and magnetic energy are seen from the Sun’s atmosphere.
These explosions are so powerful that they can reach Earth and potentially disrupt the operation of satellites.
“Aditya will help predict the event and alert everyone so that the satellites can switch off their power,” he added.
“It will also help us understand how these things happen, and in the future, we won’t need a warning system out there.”
Aditya – the name of the Hindu sun god – will travel 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 miles) to reach its destination.
The mission also aims to shed light on the dynamics of many other solar phenomena by imaging and measuring particles in the Sun’s upper atmosphere.