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BENGALURU, Sep. 15, 2023 (TBINN)

Aditya L1 Spacecraft, India’s first space-based mission to study Sun, during early hours today, underwent the fourth Earth-bound manoeuvre successfully, I.S.R.O. informed.

“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 in a post on X, a platform formerly known as Twitter.

The new orbit attained is 256 km x 121973 K.M., it said: “The next manoeuvre Trans-Lagragean Point 1 Insertion (TL1I) — a send-off from the Earth, is scheduled for September 19, 2023, around 02:00 Hrs. IST.” Aditya-L1 is first Indian space-based observatory to study Sun from a halo orbit around the first Sun-Earth Lagrangian point (L1), which is located roughly 1.5 million K.M. from Earth.

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