Frequently Asked Questions about ASTROSAT
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Q: When is ASTROSAT due for launch?
A: It is currently scheduled for launch in 2012
Q: What would be the Mission life time?
A: The projected Mission life time is five years.
Q: Will there be an open observing opportunity?
A: Yes, Announcement of open opportunity will be made after the first year of post-launch operation.
Q: Will the data be available to the public?
A: Yes, after an initial lock-in period of about a year the archival data will be available to anyone willing to use it. Appropriate software will be developed and distributed with the data.
Q: What will be the sensitivity of the various instruments on board?
A: A table of sensitivities and other instrument parameters is available here.