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Thursday, December 02, 2021



Astrosat, India’s maiden space-based observatory, turns six

September 28, 2021 12:58 pm

This multi-wavelength observatory, conceived in the 1990s, saw the collaboration of scientists from the ISRO, Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Raman Research Institute, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and the Physical Research Laboratory.

Global team of scientists discovers one of the earliest galaxies using India’s AstroSat

August 25, 2020 11:02 am

AstroSat discovers one of the earliest galaxies in extreme ultraviolet light

Indian, US satellites find black hole that spins near maximum possible rates

November 04, 2018 8:10 pm

Scientists using data from India's first dedicated astronomy satellite, AstroSat, and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found that a black hole in the binary star system 4U 1630-47 spins close to the maximum possible rate

Published in Nature Astronomy: AstroSat discovers ‘strange’ polarisation in Crab Nebula pulsar

November 07, 2017 12:10 am

X-ray polarisation measurement has been described as something so difficult that, by far, the only reliable measurement obtained worldwide is for the pulsar in the Crab Nebula.

Eye in the sky

October 01, 2015 12:01 am

When you look into the void, the world takes you seriously as a space power.

Astrosat launch: Small team behind giant leap

December 26, 2015 12:01 am

Scientists from TIFR, who led the mission in Mumbai, identified lack of adequate good quality manpower as a major logistical hurdle in the process of developing Astrosat.

ASTROSAT launch: PM Narendra Modi, CMs praise ISRO for space feat

December 25, 2015 11:34 pm

India today successfully launched ASTROSAT, its maiden dedicated space observatory aimed at undertaking a detailed understanding of the universe, and six foreign satellites.

ISRO launches ASTROSAT, 6 foreign satellites, including 4 from US

September 28, 2015 4:19 pm

The rocket, one of world's most reliable launch vehicles which clocked its 30th successful mission in a row.

ISRO's ASTROSAT launch: India reaches for the stars

September 29, 2015 6:47 pm

The ASTROSAT, launched this morning, is India's first attempt at setting up an observatory in space, a place from where it can study cosmological phenomena.

Indian satellite GSAT-10 to be launched in 2 months: ISRO

July 15, 2012 3:54 pm

The satellite will have minimum operational life of 15 years with 3 ton structure to provide communication services.