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ISRO Launches Astrosat, India's First Dedicated Space Observatory 40

vasanth writes with a link to the Hindu, which reports: A few days after it celebrated the successful completion of a year around the Red planet by its first inter-planetary mission — the Mars Orbiter, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched its first dedicated multi wavelength space observatory into space, besides six satellites for Canada, Indonesia and the United States. Though the national space agency has launched satellites for Indonesia and Canada earlier, this is the first time ISRO is launching satellites for the United States. ASTROSAT's sensors will provide coverage in optical, Ultraviolet, low and high energy X-ray ranges, rather than the concentrating on a narrower range. Major institutions all over India will take part in the new craft's observations.
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ISRO Launches Astrosat, India's First Dedicated Space Observatory

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  • Well done India (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chrisq ( 894406 ) on Monday September 28, 2015 @08:49AM (#50612163)
    This really is an achievement to be proud of.
    • If you mean the PSLV? Then hell yes I am 100% behind you on that one. That SOB is a modern marvel and it isn't getting anywhere near enough attention for its success rate.

      But the satellite seems rushed, almost like that wanted to get an MVP up into space to prove some point. First of all, no one is saying why we are launching 300 Kg of meat into space along with everything else. But given that fact that everything else is described as a "micro-satellite" I can only assume that assembly and deployment of the

  • Merica!
    • Congrats India. I cannot help but also enjoy looking out into space. And lets face it, looking at the Ganges river and declaring it sacred while hanging a duke in it at the same time sends conflicting messeages.

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