Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is set to make another significant step forward on September 28 when it will launch Astrosat, the country’s first indigenous astronomy  satellite to probe heavenly objects.

Isro’s most trusted rocket and workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C30 will carry the satellite to place it into a 650-km orbit following its takeoff from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shriharikota, at 10 am.

Astrosat is the next major space science endeavour of the Isro

and its mission envisages an earth-orbiting scientific satellite with payloads capable of simultaneously observing the universe in the visible, ultraviolet and X-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. The satellite is a multi-wavelength space observatory of India.

“All preparations for the launch is in progress. The Mission Readiness Review Committee meeting will be held on September 24 and would decide the countdown process of the vehicle,” Deviprasad Karnik, Director, Public Relations, Isro, told.

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