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X-Ray Astronomy

NSSDCA ID: 1975-033A-01

Mission Name: Aryabhata
Principal Investigator:Prof. Udipi Ramachandra Rao


This experiment used an argon plus carbon-dioxide-filled proportional counter with an 8-deg FWHM field of view parallel to the spacecraft spin axis to detect X rays in the 2.5-15 keV range and two nai scintillation telescopes, one blocked for instrumental background, mounted perpendicular to the spin axis to detect emission in the 10-100 keV range.

Alternate Names

  • Aryabhata/X-RayAstronomy

Funding Agency

  • Indian Department of Space India


  • Astronomy: X-Ray

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. K. KasturiranganOther InvestigatorISRO Satellite
Prof. Udipi Ramachandra RaoPrincipal InvestigatorISRO Satellite
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