India is planning to launch its second space observatory—Astrosat-2—to conduct further studies in astronomy and astrophysics. The Astrosat spacecraft provide simultaneous multi-wavelength observations of astronomical objects. Astrosat-1 was launched on Sept. 28, 2015, and carried five payloads to observe wavelengths from visible light to the ultraviolet and X-ray bands. With just two more years to go before the five-year design life of Astrosat-1 ends, the Indian Space Research ...

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