Aditya-L1 Mission: ISRO’s pioneering Solar Mission achieves successful Earth-bound maneuver
The first Earth-bound maneuver for India's ground-breaking solar mission, Aditya L1, which was carried out from ISTRAC in Bengaluru, was successfully completed and proudly announced on Sunday. The satellite's good condition and normal operation were further confirmed by the space agency.
Aditya-L1 Mission: ISRO posted this joyful update on 'X,' formerly known as Twitter, with the following message: The satellite is in good condition and performing normally. From ISTRAC in Bengaluru, the first Earth-bound maneuver (EBN#1) is successfully carried out. The new orbit measures 245 kilometers by 22459 kilometers.
When will the next move be performed?
The following maneuver, designated EBN#2, is scheduled for September 5, 2023, at approximately 03:00 Hrs. The next significant step in this amazing endeavour was revealed by ISRO at IST.
On September 2, Aditya L1 departed for its journey, taking off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. This ambitious mission will place India's first solar observatory at the Sun-Earth L1 point while exploring the sun's outer atmosphere. The spacecraft will be stationed at Lagrange point 1, hence the "L1" in the name.
Surprisingly, the satellite started producing power after deploying its solar panels. Aditya-L1 will maintain a distance of roughly 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, with its attention focused on the Sun, according to ISRO's clarification. The satellite won't touch down on the Sun or approach it too closely throughout its mission.