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Title: Project AstroSat: five years of operations and continuing
Authors: Seetha, S
Girish, V
Rao, V. Koteswara
Keywords: Multi-wavelength satellite
proposal-based space observatory
scientific payloads
ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Publisher: Springer for Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India
Citation: Current Science, 2021, Vol.121, p214-221
Abstract: India's first dedicated multi-wavelength satellite, AstroSat, was launched by PSLV C30 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 28 September 2015. It is India's first multi-wavelength observatory. AstroSat carries five scientific payloads and is capable of simultaneous observations from ultraviolet to very hard X- rays. It has completed five years of on-board operations in September 2020 as a proposal-based observatory. Currently, it has close to 1500 global users and has resulted in more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. This article is an overview providing a brief description of the AstroSat mission and some recent results using data from this unique Indian space observatory.
Description: Open Access available from Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India
ISSN: 0011-3891
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Copyright: 2021 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India
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