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Aditya L1 successfully undergoes 3rd earth-bound manoeuvre: ISRO

Aditya L1 solar mission successfully underwent its third earth-bound manoeuvre in the early hours of today, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

India’s solar mission, Aditya L1, successfully carried out its third earth-bound manoeuvre today. “The third Earth-bound maneuvre (EBN#3) is performed successfully from ISTRAC, Bengaluru,” said ISRO in a post on X, formerly Twitter. ISRO’s ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru, SDSC-SHAR and Port Blair tracked the satellite during this operation, India’s space agency said.

The new orbit attained is 296 km x 71767 km while the next maneuvre (EBN#4) is scheduled for September 15, 2023, around 02:00 Hrs. ISRO’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) carried out the operation relating to the earth-bound manoeuvre. In its first space-based observatory to study the Sun, India’s solar mission aims at achieving this from a halo orbit around the first Sun-Earth Lagrangian point (L1), which is located roughly 1.5 million km from the Planet Earth.

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