Core mission of this satellite is to observe Black Hole and Neutron Stars and other distant celestial object in Visible and Ultra Violet light. It also has x Ray waveband for deep analysis of objects.
Prime Minister NarendraModi congratulated the ISRO team on twitter.
India has stepped up in race with foreign space research boards. ISRO’s successful first attempt launch of Mangalyaan in Mars Orbit had gained world attention. That too at cost effective compared to NASA’s MAVEN which reached Mars few days before Mangalyaan. Which cost NASA almost 8 times more than Mangalyaan.
It’s a great pleasure to say PSLV C30 launched ASTROSTAT and also carrying 6 other nation’s satellites.