Astrosat Launch in 2015


Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Astrosat aboard a PSLV in 2015. The satellite would have six pieces of equipment built by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and it can be described as a multi wave length observatory in space. It will ensure a great contribution in astronomy from India.

Astrosat is envisaged to be a National Observatory which will be available for astronomical observations to any researcher in India. Although most of the observation time will be for the use of Indian researchers, a part of the Astrosat observation time will also be made available to International astronomical community on a competitive basis. The life of the satellite has been configured for a minimum period of 5 years.