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What you need to know about latest ISRO mission

AstroSat - An Indian Eye in the Sky

AstroSat at lab before it was launched into the space. Source: isro.gov.in

If ever media is using phrases such as ‘Another feather in the cap’ or ‘India’s pride’, one can assure themselves that they are speaking about ISRO. Indian Space Agency is awesome and they have proven their magnificence yet again with ‘textbook launch’ (yet another phrase synonymous with ISRO) of a satellite they have christened AstroSat from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Now, everyone will be familiar that AstroSat is not just another satellite that ISRO’s most reliable launch vehicle PSLV is putting into orbit; it is India’s first Space Observatory.

The 180 crores project propelled ISRO into being one of the select few organizations with their own observatories in space. Not even China has one. ISRO have had profound missions like Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan before, but all of them were technology demonstration basically. What is so special about this mission is that, with AstroSat, ISRO puts Space Research back into Indian Space Research Organization. Continue reading