The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently released a dynamic update, saying “India’s Helios-L1” probe has completed the second around the Earth manoeuvre (Earth-Bound Manoeuvre, EBM), and plans to carry out a third on September 10th.
ISRO said that the Indian Helios-L1 probe performed its second Earth orbit manoeuvre in the early hours of Tuesday morning local time, with a dedicated team, ISTRAC, executing and controlling the activity.ISRO later tweeted that the mission was a success, with a new orbit of 282 km x 40225 km.
India launched the country’s first probe for solar research, Aditya-L1 (also known as Helios-L1), at 11:50 local time on September 2nd. The probe lifted off from the launch pad at Sriharikota and will study the Sun in detail.
It will travel 1.5 million kilometres from Earth, which is 1% of the distance from the Earth to the Sun, and will take a total of 4 months to fly, and will be sent to a halo orbit of the Lagrangian point (L1) of the Sun-Earth system to explore the Sun, from where it will be able to observe the Sun without any obstacles, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced.