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New Eyes for India

Indian Space Research Organization
Indian Space Research Organization
India successfully launched ASTROSAT (along with six other satellites) today aboard the country’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, or PSLV-C30. The spacecraft is India’s first multi-wavelength space observatory, with instruments that will collect light in the optical, UV, and X-ray wavelengths. The Indian Space Research Organization plans to use the mission to study binary systems with neutron stars and black holes, stellar nurseries, and other high energy celestial bodies, and perform a limited deep field survey in the UV spectrum.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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