LISA Pathfinder Burn 1 confirmed

This update sent in this morning by LISA Pathfinder Spacecraft Operations Manager Ian Harrison at ESOC:

The evaluation of this morning’s main engine burn conducted by LPF – the first of the so-called apogee-raising manoeuvres (ARMs) – showed an error of less than 1% on the predicted ‘deltaV’ (change in speed). This is well within the expected performance of these ARM burns.

Five more ARMs before Escape to L1!

Read our earlier blog post for details on the ARM burns and LPF’s journey to L1.

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