After the phenomenal success of the Mangalayaan entering the orbit of the MARS ISRO is coming up with its new endeavor. The ASTROSAT is India’s first ever effort to set up an observatory in space so as to research and reinvestigate the cosmological phenomena.
In fact ASTROSAT is said to be India’s Hubble telescope that was originally sent by NASA in 1990 and is operational till now. As much as five payloads are being carried by ASTROSAT including UVIT- Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope. Through these the celestial processes can be observed and thus a better understanding of the entire universe can be obtained.
The previous projects of NASA- Mangalayyan and Chandrayaan- the missions to the MARS and the moon respectively were particularly technologically based endeavors and were foundations to India’s space projects. This one covers a much vaster area and is projected to open up a much the way for greater observation of the space.