India to launch Astrosat in 2015

Last Updated: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 22:26

Zee Media Bureau

Sriharikota: After the successful launch of Mars Orbiter and two navigation satellites, India is developing an astronomical satellite- Astrosat. This satellite will be used to study stars and other celestial bodies and is expected to launch in 2015.

This news was announced by Space Application Centre director A.S.Kiran Kumar right after the successful launch of India`s second navigation satellite. He said, "The Astrosat is getting ready. It will be unique."
He informed that the satellite will cover spectral bands like UV rays, visible and X-rays which the Hubble Space Telescope does not have.
According to Kiran Kumar, the satellite is expected to be launched next year.

Mr Kumar was also questioned about the status of Aditya satellite to study the Sun.He said that the work is under progress and it would take around three or four years.

First Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 - 22:26

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