Astrosat

Astrosat is India's first national astronomy satellite and is scheduled for launch in Autumn 2014. It has broadband coverage ranging from the ultraviolet to gamma-ray. Leicester will provide the CCD camera for the soft X-ray telescope (SXT).

 

 

ASTROSAT'S INSTRUMENTATION

 

* Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) for moderate resolution imaging and medium resolution spectroscopy in 0.3 - 8.0 keV band

* A cluster of 3 identical Large Area Xenon Proportional Counters (LAXPC) for timing and low resolution spectral studies in 2 - 80 keV band

* A CZT array detector with coded mask aperature for moderate resolution spectroscopy in 10 - 100 keV band and imaging

* An Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) for all-sky UV survey as well as ultraviolet and multi-frequency studies

* Scanning Sky X-ray Monitor (SSM) based on the use of a position sensitive proportional counter with a one dimensional coded mask aperture for monitoring  X-ray sky

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