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XPoSat

PSLV-DL

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission


XPoSat

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite) is India’s first dedicated polarimetry mission to study various dynamics of bright astronomical X-ray sources in extreme conditions. The spacecraft will carry two scientific payloads in a low earth orbit. The primary payload POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays) will measure the polarimetry parameters (degree and angle of polarization) in medium X-ray energy range of 8-30 keV photons of astronomical origin. The XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing) payload will give spectroscopic information in the energy range of 0.8-15 keV.

In addition, 10 attached payloads on the PSLV 4th stage will perform various experiments and testing from Indian institutions coordinated by ISRO, known as PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-3 (POEM-3).

Location


Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad

Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad has witnessed the launch of 58 rockets, including 57 orbital launch attempts, while Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India, has been the site for 94 rocket launches.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad

Rocket


Indian Space Research Organization PSLV-DL

PSLV-DL variant has only two strapons boosters with 12 tonne propellant load on them. PSLV-C44 on 24 January 2019 was the first flight to use PSLV-DL variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

PSLV-DL

Agency


Indian Space Research Organization

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”

Indian Space Research Organization
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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

LETS GET THIS NEW YEARS PARTY STARTED.!!!!