"We have been building small payloads for space astronomy and were excited by the opportunity to put a payload on the CSS. We put together a proposal to look at hot gas in the Galaxy in collaboration with the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INASAN). We are very happy to be accepted for a launch on the CSS. We have now completed our design activities and are beginning the manufacture. We expect to deliver to the Chinese team by Nov. 2022 in preparation for a 2023 launch. The data from our mission will be open to all users and we hope to make a substantive contribution to the understanding of interstellar gas." - Jayant Murthy, Project Coordinator.
Mission e-patches awarded to the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
The project "Spectroscopic Investigations of Nebular Gas (SING)" has been awarded in the first round of the China Space Station opportunity in 2019. It is a joint project to be implemented by two institutions from India and Russia: The Indian Institute of Astrophysics and the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.