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Sun Mission : Fourth Orbit raising manoeuvre of Aditya-L1 successful

Date:

) The fourth earth-bound manoeuvre of the Aditya L­1

mission to study the sun was successfully performed by the Indian Space

Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday morning.

The orbit raising was performed at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command

Network (ISTRAC), Bengaluru at 0200 hrs early today.

ISRO posted “Aditya L1, India’s first space-based mission to study the Sun,

successfully completed its fourth earth-bound manoeuvre in the early hours

of Thursday/Friday.

“The fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre (EBN#4) is performed successfully”, it said.

ISRO’s ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru, SDSC-SHAR and Port Blair

tracked the satellite during this operation, while a transportable terminal

currently stationed in the Fiji islands for Aditya-L1 will support post-burn

operations,” the space agency wrote on X.

The new orbit attained is 256 km x 121973 km.

The next manoeuvre, Trans-Lagragean Point 1 Insertion (TL1I), which marks

a send-off from the Earth, is scheduled for around 2 am on September 19.

“Aditya L1, India’s first space-based mission to study the Sun, successfully

completed its fourth earth-bound manoeuvre in the early hours of Thursday, the

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) announced.

“The fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre (EBN#4) is performed successfully. Isro’s

ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru, SDSC-SHAR and Port Blair tracked

the satellite during this operation, while a transportable terminal currently

stationed in the Fiji islands for Aditya-L1 will support post-burn operations,”

the space agency said.

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