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ISRO Performs First Earth-Bound Manoeuvre Of India's Maiden Solar Mission Aditya-L1 Successfully

The India Space Research Organisation informed that the satellite is healthy and operating nominally and the first earth-bound manoeuvre of Aditya-L1 was successfully performed by the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bengaluru.

Aditya-L1 Solar Mission
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The India Space Research Organisation announced on Sunday that the first earth-bound manoeuvre (EBN#1) the country's maiden solar mission, Aditya L1 was performed successfully from the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bengaluru.

ISRO also informed that the satellite is healthy and operating nominally on a post in X, formerly known as Twitter.

ISRO posted an update on X saying, "Aditya-L1 Mission: The satellite is healthy and operating nominally. The first Earth-bound maneuvre (EBN#1) is performed successfully from ISTRAC, Bengaluru. The new orbit attained is 245km x 22459 km. The next maneuvre (EBN#2) is scheduled for September 5, 2023, around 03:00 Hrs. IST."

The next manoeuvre is scheduled for September 5, 2023, around 03:00 Hrs. IST

Aditya L-1 mission launch

The PSLV C57.1 rocket carrying Aditya L1 was successfully launched on Saturday from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The mission aims to study the outer atmosphere of the sun by placing India’s first solar observatory at the Sun-Earth L1 point. L1 stands for Lagrange point 1, where the spacecraft would be stationed.

The satellite started generating power after the solar panels were deployed.

According to ISRO, Aditya-L1 will stay approximately 1.5 million km away from Earth, directed towards the Sun, which is about one per cent of the earth-sun distance. It will neither land on the Sun nor approach the Sun any closer.

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