ISRO has confirmed the successful completion of the first orbit-raising maneuver for Aditya L-1, India’s inaugural solar research probe. This milestone was achieved at 11.40 am yesterday. ISRO reported that Aditya’s operations are running smoothly, with the next phase of orbit-raising scheduled for September 5 at 3 am. There will be four more such orbit-raising maneuvers in the upcoming stages.
Currently, Aditya is situated in an elliptical orbit ranging from 245 km to 22,459 km from Earth. Once it reaches its intended position, approximately 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, in 125 days, Aditya will commence its orbit around the Sun. The launch of Aditya took place at 11.50 am on a Saturday morning, using the PSLV-XLC 57 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.