ISRO Conducts Trajectory Correction Maneuver For Aditya L1 Mission:
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the successful execution of a Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) for its Aditya L1 spacecraft.
- Aditya L1 is on a 110-day journey to reach the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point 1 (L1), marking one of the longest space missions undertaken by an Indian spacecraft since the 2013-2014 Mars mission.
- The TCM was necessary to ensure that Aditya L1 maintains its course and reaches its destination at L1.
- Trajectory Correction Maneuvers are essential for deep space missions to ensure that the spacecraft follows the planned trajectory accurately.
- In the case of Aditya L1, which aims to orbit L1, scientists detected possible trajectory errors soon after the Trans Lagrangian Point 1 Insertion maneuver.
- These maneuvers help correct deviations in the spacecraft’s path, ensuring that it remains on course to reach its destination.