January 01, 2024
ISRO's PSLV-C58 has launched XPOSAT Satellite into an Eastward low inclination
orbit on January 01, 2024 09:10 Hrs IST. After injection of XPOSAT, the PS4 stage will be re-started twice to reduce the orbit
into 350 km circular orbit to maintain in 3-axis stabilized mode for Orbital Platform (OP)
experiments. The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-3 (POEM-3) experiment will be executed meeting
the objective of 10 identified payloads, supplied by ISRO and IN-SPACe.
XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite) 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.
The objectives of this mission are: