Announcement of Opportunity (AO) soliciting proposals for first AO cycle observations
AstroSat AO procedures
AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial sources in X-ray, UV and limited optical spectral bands simultaneously, thus providing a space astronomy observatory which is operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
AstroSat was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota on 28th September 2015 by PSLV C30 (XL) to a 650 km near-equatorial orbit with 6-degree orbital inclination.
Criteria for applying:
- This announcement is open to Indian scientists/ researchers residing in India and working at institutes/Universities/colleges in India, who
- are involved in research in the area of astronomy and
- are equipped to submit proposals as Principal Investigators (PIs) for specific target observations with necessary scientific and technical justification and
- can analyse the data, if the target is observed based on approvals.