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ISRO successfully launches X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) aboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C58

Last Updated: Jan 01, 2024

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) aboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C58. The satellite was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 9.10 AM today. Ten other scientific payloads were also launched along with XPoSat. This mission marks India’s first dedicated scientific endeavour to study the polarisation of cosmic X-rays from celestial sources. Following the launch, India became the second country in the world after the United States to send a specialised astronomy observatory to study black holes and neutron stars in our galaxy. ISRO Chief said, XPoSat has been successfully ed into a 650 km orbit with a 6-degree inclination.

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