ASTROSAT: status and science

R. K. Manchanda*
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, India

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Indian Astronomy satellite, code named ASTROSAT is designed to carry out multiwavelength studies of a variety of galactic and extragalactic sources from ultraviolet band (1000-3000 Å) to soft and hard X-ray bands in the range 0.3 to 100 keV. Five di erent payloads presently under development will achieve the above mission targets.

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Keywords :X-ray astronomy – space vehicles: instruments – balloons – history of astronomy