XPoSat

XPoSat - ISRO Satellite

The XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite) is a space observatory built by the Indian Space Research Organization for the purpose of studying the polarization of cosmic X-rays. Its operational lifespan is anticipated to be at least five years, and it was launched on a PSLV C-58 rocket on January 1, 2024. XPoSat is the first dedicated scientific satellite from ISRO to carry out research in space-based polarisation measurements of X-ray emission from celestial sources. The satellite configuration is modified from the IMS-2 bus platform. The configuration of the mainframe systems are derived based on the heritage of IRS satellites. It carries two payloads namely POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays) and XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing). POLIX is realized by Raman Research Institute and XSPECT is by Space Astronomy Group of URSC.

XPoSat Mission Information

Mission Details

NameXPoSat
ApplicationThe Satellite configuration is modified from the IMS-2 bus platform. The Configuration of the mainframe systems are derived based on the heritage of IRS satellites. It carries two payloads namely POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays) and XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing). POLIX is realized by Raman Research Institute and XSPECT is by Space Astronomy Group of URSC.
Launch DateJanuary 01, 2024
Launch SiteSHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch VehiclePSLV-DL
Mission Life5 Years

Satellite Details

TypeSatellite
Mass480 Kg

Space Organization Details

OrganizationISRO
ContinentAsia
CountryIndia

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