Space astronomy and interplanetary exploration

Agrawal, P. C. ; Sreekantan, B. V. ; Bhandari, N. (2007) Space astronomy and interplanetary exploration Current Science, 93 (12). pp. 1767-1778. ISSN 0011-3891

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A brief overview of Indian contributions to space astronomy and planetary studies, mainly through the satellite-borne experiments is presented in this article. Some important results obtained in X-ray and low energy gamma-ray astronomy are summarized. Highlights of the salient results from lunar explorations are discussed. Important features of the Indian multi-wave length astronomy satellite, Astrosat and expected science from it are described. Details of the Chandrayaan-1 mission and studies initiated by the Indian Space Research Organization aimed at various aspects of lunar science are presented.

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Keywords:Astrosat; Chandrayaan-1; Gamma-ray Burst Experiment; Space Astronomy
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