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ISRO Conducts Trajectory Correction Maneuver For Aditya L1 Mission

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.