ISRO successfully launches XPoSat: Check details

January 01, 2024

Pranav Sawant

The new year has just begun and ISRO has already launched its first satellite of the year 

ISRO successfully launched the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) today at 9:10 AM from SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota 

The mission was carried out on a PSLV-C58 vehicle 

The PSLV-C58 vehicle placed the satellite into the intended orbit of 650km with a 6-degree inclination 

This is the first dedicated polarimetry mission, which will study the dynamics of bright astronomical X-ray sources in extreme conditions 

The mission has two payloads - POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays) and XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing)

POLIX will measure the polarimeter parameter in a medium X-ray energy range of 8-30 keV photons of astronomical origin

XPECT will offer spectroscopic information in the energy range of 08-15 keV 

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