• Beyond AstroSat: Astronomy missions under review

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      Space astronomy; AstroSat; Indian space missions.

    • Abstract


      India has an expanding program in using space as a platform for research. Astrophysics research from satellites increasingly complement ground-based observations with unique wavelength coverage, more frequent temporal coverage and diffraction-limited observations. India’s first dedicated space astronomy mission, AstroSat has completed five years in orbit and continues to generate important results. Most onboard systems are healthy and the mission is expected to continue to operate for many more years. Plans for space astronomy missions beyond AstroSat, are under discussion for some time. These are based on responses from the Indian research community to an announcement of Opportunity call in early 2018. Here we discuss, an outline of the science focus of future space astronomy missions, under consideration.

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      1. Indian Space Research Organisation, Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bengaluru 560 094, India.
      2. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, II Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru 560 034, India.
      3. U. R. Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru 560 017, India.
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