ASTROSAT, India’s first astronomical is all set to be launched

  • ASTROSAT, satellite for the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial objects, is scheduled for launch on September 28.
  • The satellite is scheduled for launch on board the launch vehicle PSLV C-30, on September 28 morning 10 am.
  • ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) had transported ASTROSAT to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, using a specially-designed Satellite Transportation System (STS) on August 16.
  • The mission is capable of performing observations in ultra-violet (UV), optical, low and high-energy X-ray wavebands at the same time.
  • Apart from ISRO, four other Indian institutions — Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Raman Research Institute — are involved in payload development.

Source: Defence News

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