Aditya-L1 Mission: Aditya L1 successfully changed second orbit, ISRO released update

Pankaj Prasad
Aditya L1 Mission
Aditya L1 Mission

ISRO further informed that the new orbit of Aditya L1 is 282 km x 40225 km.

India's first Sun Mission Aditya L1 satellite has completed the second phase of Earth's orbit change. ISRO said in a social media post that the second phase of Aditya L1's Earth orbit change was successfully carried out from the ISTRAC Center in Bengaluru. ISTRAC/ISRO ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru and Port Blair tracked the satellite during this operation. ISRO further said that now the new orbit of Aditya L1 is 282 km x 40225 km. The next third orbit replacement exercise (EBN#3) will be conducted on 10 September 2023 at approximately 02:30.

Earlier on September 3, Aditya L1 had successfully changed orbit and was placed in Earth's orbit. ISRO did the first earth bound firing of Aditya L-1 at around 11.45 am on Sunday, with the help of which Aditya L1 changed its orbit.

ISRO successfully launched Aditya L1 from PSLV C57 launch vehicle on Saturday. The launch took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This mission will also revolve around the earth like Chandrayaan-3 and then it will rapidly fly in the direction of the sun.

Aditya will spend 16 days in Earth's orbit

ISRO said that Aditya L1 changed its orbit and entered the next orbit. Aditya L1 will spend 16 days in Earth's orbit. During this, earth bound firing will be done to change its orbit five times.

Aditya will reach Lagrangian point after 110 days

Aditya will reach the L1 Lagrangian-1 point after a journey of 110 days. After reaching the Lagrangian-1 point, another maneuver will be done in Aditya L1, with the help of which Aditya L1 will be placed in the halo orbit of L1 point. From here, Aditya L1 will study the Sun. This Lagrangian point is 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth in the direction of the Sun. Seven payloads have been sent with Aditya L1, which will study the Sun in detail. Four of these payloads will study sunlight. While the remaining three will study the plasma and magnetic field of the Sun.