India’s first space observatory is ready and will be launched into space on the morning of September 28.
This satellite is really akin to the mythical ‘third eye of Lord Shiva’ as it can view the Cosmos in ways the human eye is not capable of observing.
This flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is historic as, for the first time, American satellites are being launched by India. Called the AstroSat, this unique Indian satellite has been made by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and it will be launched from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh using the most powerful version of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
It will be placed almost 650 kilometres above the surface of the Earth and is expected to have a mission life of 5-years.