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XPoSat

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-ray...

XPoSat

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

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).

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 1, 2024, 4:06 a.m.

Launch success and satellite in operation.


Cosmic_Penguin • Jan. 1, 2024, 3:40 a.m.

Liftoff.


LL2 • Jan. 1, 2024, 3:09 a.m.

Livestream has started


PSLV-DL

Family: PSLV
Configuration: 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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    44.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    PSLV-DL
  • Family
    PSLV
  • Variant
    DL
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    PSLV-DL
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1200 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1750 kg

Indian Space Research Organization

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Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 77 Failures: 13 Pending: 14

Agency Type: Government

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."

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