AstroSat: From Inception to Realization and Launch

@article{Agrawal2017AstroSatFI,
  title={AstroSat: From Inception to Realization and Launch},
  author={Prahlad C. Agrawal},
  journal={Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy},
  year={2017},
  volume={38},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • P. C. Agrawal
  • Published 19 June 2017
  • Physics
  • Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
The origin of the idea of AstroSat multi wavelength satellite mission and how it evolved over the next 15 years from a concept to the successful development of instruments for giving concrete shape to this mission, is recounted in this article. AstroSat is the outcome of intense deliberations in the Indian astronomy community leading to a consensus for a multi wavelength Observatory having broad spectral coverage over five decades in energy covering near-UV, far-UV, soft X-ray and hard X-ray… 

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