The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully carried out the first orbit raising operations of a navigation satellite launched on Thursday. Also Read - Jeff Bezos travels to space today: How to watch Blue Origin rocket launch online
According to ISRO, the first orbit raising operation of the IRNSS-1I took place at 4.19 a.m. Also Read - Elon Musk now wants to travel to space but not on SpaceX rocket
“The achieved perigee height (nearest point to the earth) is 315 km and apogee height (farthest point to the earth) is 35,809 km,” the space agency said. Also Read - Starlink satellite broadband service faces challenge in India, Elon Musk led company questioned
However, it did not provide any information for how minutes the satellites’ onboard motors were fired for raising the orbit.
The second orbit raising operation is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday. The targeted perigee height is 8,536 km and apogee height 35,793 km.