Indian space agency ISRO has updated on the Aditya-L1 Sun mission.
ISRO confirmed that the spacecraft is healthy and on its way to Sun-Earth L1. A Trajectory Correction Maneuvre (TCM), originally provisioned, was performed on October 6, 2023, for about 16 s.
It was needed to correct the trajectory evaluated after tracking the Trans-Lagrangean Point 1 Insertion (TL1I) maneuvre performed on September 19, 2023. TCM ensures that the spacecraft is on its intended path towards the Halo orbit insertion around L1.
As Aditya-L1 continues to move ahead, the magnetometer will be turned on again within a few days.
Launched on Sept 2, the Aditya-L1 is on a four month voyage to its destination which is 1.5 lakh kms away from Earth.
It is a safe vantage point from where the spacecraft can have a constant view of the Sun and solar phenomena.