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NEW DELHI: Aditya-L1 spacecraft which is carrying out India’s first solar mission has performed a trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM), for about 16 seconds,ISROsaid on September 8
In its X timeline, ISRO wrote that the manoeuvre was needed to correct the trajectory evaluated after tracking the Trans- Lagrangean Point 1 Instertion (TL1I) manoeuvre was performed on September 19.
“TCM ensures that the spacecraft is on its intended path towards the Halo orbit insertion around L1 (its destination). As Aditya-L1 continues to move ahead, the magnetometer will be turned on again within a few days,” ISRP wrote on X.
In its latest, India’s space agency also maintained the spacecraft is healthy and on its way to its destination.
So far in its journey, the spacecraft has undergone four earth-bound manoeuvres and a(TL1I) manoeuvre, all successfully. In the process, the spacecraft successfully escaped the sphere of Earth’s influence,