Mission to Sun: ISRO says Aditya-L1 successfully undergoes second earth-bound manoeuvre

The Indian Space Research Organisation on September 5 (Tuesday) said its mission to study the Sun- Aditya-L1- has successfully undergone the second earth-bound manoeuvre.

ISRO says Aditya-L1 has successfully undergone the second earth-bound manoeuvre. Photo Caption: ISRO X page

The space organisation posted on X: "The second Earth-bound maneuvre (EBN#2) is performed successfully from ISTRAC, Bengaluru."

"ISTRAC/ISRO's ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru and Port Blair tracked the satellite during this operation," ISRO said. "The new orbit attained is 282 km x 40225 km," the space organisation said.

ISRO said the next manoeuvre (EBN#3) is scheduled to take place on September 10, around 02:30 hrs. IST.

The organisation successfully launched its maiden solar mission Aditya-L1 from Sriharikota on September 2.

Aditya-L1 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, days after India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, successfully soft landed on the Moon.

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It will approximately take the spacecraft 125 days to reach the Sun.