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Indian space scientists have indicated that they are planning to launch the country's first astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial objects this month.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) officials said that the satellite called Astrosat is scheduled for launch on 28 September, 2015. Officials said that the launch will also include six other satellites from other countries including Indonesia, Canada and the United states. The probe will be capable of performing observations in ultra-violet (UV), optical, low and high-energy X-ray wavebands all at the same time.Officials also said that Astrosat is the first mission to be operated as a space observatory by ISRO.
DeviprasadKarnik, the Director for Public Relations at ISRO, said, "The satellite is scheduled for launch on board the launch vehicle PSLV C-30, on September 28 morning 10 am. Now the vehicle assembly is almost completed; along with ASTROSAT there will be six co-passengers - one satellite each from Indonesia and Canada, and four nano satellites from the US. These satellites have already arrived and those preparations are going on."
The satellite was sent from ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota through a special Satellite Transportation System (STS) in August.