Show simple item record Singh, Kulinder Pal Tandon, S. N Agrawal, P. C Antia, H. M Manchanda, R. K Yadav, J. S Seetha, S Ramadevi, M. C Rao, A. R Bhattacharya, D Paul, B Sreekumar, P Bhattacharyya, S Stewart, G. C Hutchings, J Subramaniam, A Ghosh, S. K Murthy, J Pati, A. K Kameswara Rao, N Stalin, C. S Girish, V Sankarasubramanian, K Vadawale, S Bhalerao, V. B Dewangan, G. C Dedhia, D. K Hingar, M. K Katoch, T. B Kothare, A. T Mirza, I Mukerjee, K Shah, H Shah, P Mohan, Rekhesh Sangal, A. K Nagabhushana, S Sriram, S Malkar, J. P Sreekumar, S Abbey, A. F Hansford, G. M Beardmore, A. P Sharma, M. R Murthy, S Kulkarni, R Meena, G Babu, V. C Postma, J 2014-10-22T09:16:01Z 2014-10-22T09:16:01Z 2014-07
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 9144, 91441S-1 - 91441S-15 en
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dc.description.abstract ASTROSAT is India’s first astronomy satellite that will carry an array of instruments capable of simultaneous observations in a broad range of wavelengths: from the visible, near ultraviolet (NUV), far-UV (FUV), soft X-rays to hard X-rays. There will be five principal scientific payloads aboard the satellite: (i) a Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT), (ii) three Large Area Xenon Proportional Counters (LAXPCs), (iii) a Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride Imager (CZTI), (iv) two Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescopes (UVITs) one for visible and near-UV channels and another for far-UV, and (v) three Scanning Sky Monitors (SSMs). It will also carry a charged particle monitor (CPM). Almost all the instruments have qualified and their flight models are currently in different stages of integration into the satellite structure in ISRO Satellite Centre. ASTROSAT is due to be launched by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in the first half of 2015 in a circular 600 km orbit with inclination of ~6 degrees, from Sriharikota launching station on the east coast of India. A brief description of the design, construction, capabilities and scientific objectives of all the main scientific payloads is presented here. A few examples of the simulated observations with ASTROSAT and plans to utilize the satellite nationally and internationally are also presented. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. en
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dc.publisher SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering en
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dc.subject X-rays and UV en
dc.subject X-ray Telescopes en
dc.subject UV Telescopes en
dc.subject X-ray and UV Detectors en
dc.subject ASTROSAT en
dc.subject Astronomy Satellite en
dc.title ASTROSAT mission en
dc.type Article en

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