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ISRO XPoSat launch highlights: Satellite injected; ‘new year begins’, says Somanath

ISRO XPoSat launch highlights: Here are all the latest updates on India's first space mission of 2024.
ISRO chief S Somanath addresses after XPoSat  satellite successfully launched.
ISRO chief S Somanath addresses after XPoSat satellite successfully launched.

ISRO XPoSat Launch highlights: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in its first space mission of 2024, launched the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) on Monday, January 1. The satellite lifted-off at 9:10am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. After the Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya L1 mission by the Indian space department, this will be the next historic step towards space exploration by the country....Read More

Through this satellite, India will become 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.

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Jan 1, 2024 4:51 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? A brief summary for you

On Monday, ISRO achieved the successful launch of its first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite, promising valuable insights into celestial objects such as black holes.

ISRO's dependable Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its C58 mission, flawlessly positioned the primary X-Ray Polarimeter satellite, XPoSat, into its intended 650km Low Earth Orbit. This launch occurred at the predetermined time of 9:10 am, lifting off from the first launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 1, 2024 4:21 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ‘Elated to witness successful launch of XPoSat,’ says Mallikarjun Kharge

"As we enter the New Year, we are elated to witness the successful launch of the PSLV-C58/ XPoSat Mission by @isro. It is India's first dedicated polarimetry mission to study the various dynamics of bright astronomical X-ray sources in extreme conditions. Many congratulations to all our scientists, space engineers, researchers and ground staff for their ingenuity and unwavering commitment," Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge posted from his official handle on X on New Year's Day.

Jan 1, 2024 3:54 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Check earth view from onboard camera

Jan 1, 2024 2:35 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: How Indian space station gets a boost?

One of the experiments intended on PSLV Orbital Experimental Module involves testing FCPS. Fuel cells function similarly to batteries, but they do not deplete or require recharging. They generate electricity and heat as long as fuel, such as hydrogen, is provided.

ISRO's decision to test FCPS in the lower orbit aligns with a broader strategy to validate technologies crucial for the proposed Indian Space Station's success.

Jan 1, 2024 1:55 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ‘Wonderful news for space sector,’ says PM Modi

Jan 1, 2024 1:35 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Amit Shah congratulates scientists

Union home minister Amit Shah congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of satellite XPoSat to study black holes and neutron stars, on the very first day of the New Year.

"Brightening up the cosmos in pursuit of knowledge on the very first day of 2024 you have proven yet again that your might is our pride," Amit Shah wrote on his X timeline.

"Congratulations to our @isro scientists on the historic launch of specialized astronomy observatory satellite XPoSat to study black holes and neutron stars in our galaxy."

Jan 1, 2024 1:34 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? All you need to know

At 9.10 am, the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) to study X-ray emission from various celestial sources was launched successfully, and its lift-off was normal.

Addressing the scientists after the successful launch of the mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief S Somanath said the PSLV-C58 vehicle placed the satellite precisely into the intended orbit of 650 km, with a 6-degree inclination.

"From this point, the orbit of the PSLV will be reduced to a lower orbit, where the upper stage of the PSLV which is now described as POEM will carry out experiments with nine of the onboard payloads and that will take some time," Somanath added.

It is India's first observation of black holes, though other countries have done such studies earlier.

Jan 1, 2024 1:17 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ‘In 12 months, we have to have…,’ Somanath on annual launch target

ISRO Chairman S Somnath says "Only in 12 months (in 2024), we have to have a minimum of 12 missions on our target. It may exceed depending upon our ability to produce hardware, complete the testing and if things go well. If it is not going well, there could be an impact. Otherwise, we are getting ready for at least 12-14 missions..."

ANI

Jan 1, 2024 1:12 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Space scientist details objective of the mission

Bhubaneswar, Odisha: On ISRO's PSLV-C58 XPoSat mission, space scientist Dr Suvendu Patnaik says "ISRO has successfully launched the satellite through its landmark rocket PSLV-C58. It has the objective of studying the X-rays coming from various parts of the Universe. Previously we had already launched vehicles for Chandrayaan and Solar studies..."

ANI

Jan 1, 2024 1:10 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Experiments to be performed on POEM

The experiments to be performed on POEM

1. Bellatrix Aerospace, based in Bengaluru, will test Rudra 0.3 HPGP, a green monopropellant thruster, and ARKA-200, a heater-less hollow cathode for Hall thrusters.

2. InspeCity Space Labs, located in Mumbai and incubated by IIT Bombay, will test the Green Impulse TrAnsmitter (GITA), a green bipropellant CubeSat propulsion unit.

3. TakeMe2Space from Hyderabad will test its Radiation Shielding Experimental Module (RSEM) designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Tantalum coating, enhancing CubeSat lifespan.

4. Thiruvananthapuram-based LBS Institute of Technology for Women contributed the Women Engineered Satellite (WESAT), measuring solar irradiance and UV Index.

5. KJ Somaiya Institute of Technology in Mumbai features BeliefSat-0, an amateur radio satellite, onboard POEM.

6. ISRO's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has two payloads, the Fuel Cell Power System (FCPS) and Silicon-based High Energy Cell, onboard POEM.

7. The Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory has sent the Dust Experiment (DEX) on POEM, designed to measure interplanetary dust count.

Jan 1, 2024 1:07 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ‘2024 is going to be the year for Gaganyaan readiness,’ says Somanath

ISRO Chairman S Somanath says "2024 is going to be the year for Gaganyaan readiness...Along with that, we will have a helicopter-based drop test to prove the Parachute systems, there will be multiple drop tests. We also will have many hundreds of valuation tests. So it is going to be a Gaganyaan year. Along with that, we are going to have launches of GSLV.."

Jan 1, 2024 12:25 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: PS4 stage brought down

“The PS4 stage is successfully brought down to a 350 km orbit,” said ISRO in the mission update.

Jan 1, 2024 12:13 PM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Somanath on Aditya L1

On PSLV-C58 XPoSat mission, ISRO chief S Somanath says, "It's a unique mission as X-ray Polarimetry is a unique scientific capability we have developed internally building instruments. We want to create 100 scientists who can understand this aspect and then contribute to the knowledge of black holes to the world."

"Aditya L1 will reach the L1 point on 6th January and we will do the final manoeuvres then," adds ISRO chief.

ANI

Jan 1, 2024 11:46 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: What is objective of the mission?

The objective of the PSLV-C58 mission includes measuring polarisation of X-rays in the energy band 8-30 keV emanating from about 50 potential cosmic sources, to carry out long term spectral and temporal studies of cosmic x-ray sources. The X-Ray polarisation serves as a crucial diagnostic tool for examining the radiation mechanism and geometry of celestial sources.

Jan 1, 2024 11:16 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? Here’s a brief summary

ISRO on Monday successfully launched its maiden X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite that would offer several insights into celestial objects like black holes.

ISRO's ever reliable Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in its C58 mission, placed the primary X-Ray Polarimeter satellite XPoSat into a 650 Km Low Earth Orbit as intended after lifting off at the pre-fixed time of 9.10 am from the first launch pad here. As the 25-hour countdown concluded, the 44.4-metre tall rocket lifted off majestically with thunderous applause from spectators who had descended here in large numbers at this spaceport situated about 135 km east of Chennai. The X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) is aimed to investigate the polarisation of intense X-ray sources in space. According to ISRO, it is the first dedicated scientific satellite from the space agency to carry out research in space-based polarisation measurements of X-ray emission from celestial sources.

PTI

Jan 1, 2024 10:34 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ‘This year has just begun, and we will have…,’ says Somanath

“The new year has begun with the launch of the PSLV, and we will have an exciting time ahead. This year has just begun, and we will have many more launches. Besides, 2024 is going to be the year of Mission Gaganyaan,” said ISRO chairperson S Somanath.

Jan 1, 2024 10:11 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Latest updates here

XPoSat is operating within normal health parameters, and power generation has successfully commenced, updates ISRO.

Jan 1, 2024 9:54 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ‘ISRO begins 2024 in Style!’ says space minister

“ISRO begins 2024 in Style! Successful launch of PSLV-C58/ XPoSat Mission. Proud to be associated with the Department of Space at a time when Team ISRO continues to accomplish one success after the other, with the personal intervention & patronage from PM Narendra Modi,” says MoS Jitendra Singh.

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Jan 1, 2024 9:47 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Lift-off video is here

Jan 1, 2024 9:43 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Year begins with ‘lift-off normal’

Jan 1, 2024 9:41 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Space agency to also set the stage for future atmospheric re-entry experiments

Following XPoSat's injection into a 650km, 6-degree orbit, the PS4 stage will undergo an orbit change, descending to a 350km, ~9.6-degree orbit through two restarts.

The remaining propellant in the PS4 will be safely disposed of during this process, with oxidizer released first, followed by fuel in a predetermined sequence. The established method of passivating the spent stage through tank pressure venting will be executed.

Once passivation is complete, control of the stage is handed over to POEM Avionics. This strategic process sets the stage for future atmospheric re-entry experiments.

Jan 1, 2024 9:32 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Polarimetry satellite successfully injected into intended orbit

XPoSat satellite successfully inserted into a 650 km orbit with a 6-degree inclination.

Jan 1, 2024 9:28 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Vehicle performance normal

ISRO XPoSat launch vehicle is performing as normal in the last phase.

Jan 1, 2024 9:25 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Mission enters into fourth phase

ISRO XPoSat launch enters into fourth phase, vehicle performance going as normal.

Jan 1, 2024 9:16 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Mission going as normal

XPoSat launch has entered in its third phase, mission going as normal.

Jan 1, 2024 9:10 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: India’s first polarimetry mission soars into the skies

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in its first space mission of 2024, launches the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 1, 2024 9:08 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Take a look on what will happen during the launch

PSLV-C58 launch sequence  (ISRO)
PSLV-C58 launch sequence (ISRO)
Jan 1, 2024 9:05 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Significance of the mission

Over its five-year lifespan, India's XPoSat mission will gauge the orientation of vibration in light waves, aiding in comprehending the radiation mechanism and geometry of celestial sources.

Jan 1, 2024 9:03 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? All you need to know

Riding the wave of 2023's successes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is poised for an impactful start to 2024. India will inaugurate the year by launching its first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite, XPoSat, on January 1. The mission is scheduled to lift off around 9:10 am, utilising a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Jan 1, 2024 8:58 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Automatic launch sequence activated

Mission director gives green light after checking all system and favourable weather conditions. The ISRO XPoSat launch lift-off at 9:10am.

Jan 1, 2024 8:53 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Countdown to 2024 launch begins

ISRO is all set to begin 2024 with launch of its first polarimetry satellite on Monday.

Jan 1, 2024 8:45 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ISRO begins live feed of the launch

While you will get latest updates here in the blog itself, one can watch the ISRO XPoSat launch on the official YouTube Channel of the organisation.

Jan 1, 2024 8:33 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: India, second only to US, to launch dedicated polarimetry mission

This marks ISRO’s first dedicated scientific satellite designed for space-based polarisation measurements of X-ray emissions from celestial sources.

Notably, NASA, the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Agency, undertook a comparable study with the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer mission in December 2021, focusing on remnants of supernova explosions, particle streams from black holes, and various cosmic phenomena.

Jan 1, 2024 8:17 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Action-packed January

After XPoSat, in the upcoming week, ISRO plans to place its Aditya L1 solar probe into a halo orbit around the Lagrangian point (L1), with the exact time of insertion scheduled for January 6.

Simultaneously, on approximately January 12, ISRO is gearing up to launch the INSAT-3DS meteorological satellites using its Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F14). This mission aims to deploy satellites for the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as part of its climate observatory satellite series.

Jan 1, 2024 8:15 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? All you need to know

Building on the momentum of 2023, Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO is set to start 2024 with a bang. India is set to launch its first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite on January 1.

The XPoSat mission will lift off at around 9:10 am using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Jan 1, 2024 8:14 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: What are the payloads?

The two payloads of polarimetry mission:

• The primary payload, POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays), will measure the degree and angle of polarisation in the medium X-ray energy range of 8-30 keV, originating from astronomical sources.

• The XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing) payload will provide spectroscopic information in the energy range of 0.8-15 keV.

Jan 1, 2024 8:13 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Why this five year mission is significant?

India's XPoSat mission in its 5 years of life will measure orientation of vibration in the light wave which will help understand radiation mechanism and geometry of celestial sources.

Jan 1, 2024 8:05 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Where to watch live

The ISRO XPoSat launch can be streamed live on the official YouTube Channel of the organisation.

Jan 1, 2024 7:53 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Two payloads in satellite

ISRO's XPoSat satellite will contain two primary payloads - POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays) and XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing).

Jan 1, 2024 7:32 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: How does the satellite work

The XPoSat satellite is the second ever black hole monitoring satellite in the world, and will use X-ray photons and their polarisation to study the radiation near black holes and neutron stars.

Jan 1, 2024 7:17 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Launch through PSLV spacecraft

The XPoSat satellite will be launched into space through the PSLC C58 spacecraft, which will also carry the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module.

Jan 1, 2024 7:00 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Mission details

The X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat), to be launched on Monday, will be the second satellite in the world to study black holes and neutron stars. It will use its X-ray technology to pick up radiations from the black holes, collecting data on their behaviour in space.

Jan 1, 2024 6:49 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Launch timings

ISRO will launch the XPoSat satellite on January 1, at 9:10 am. The satellite will be aboard the PSLV C58 spacecraft, to be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 1, 2024 9:10 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: India’s first polarimetry mission soars into the skies

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in its first space mission of 2024, launches the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 1, 2024 9:08 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Take a look on what will happen during the launch

PSLV-C58 launch sequence  (ISRO)
PSLV-C58 launch sequence (ISRO)
Jan 1, 2024 9:05 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Significance of the mission

Over its five-year lifespan, India's XPoSat mission will gauge the orientation of vibration in light waves, aiding in comprehending the radiation mechanism and geometry of celestial sources.

Jan 1, 2024 9:03 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? All you need to know

Riding the wave of 2023's successes, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is poised for an impactful start to 2024. India will inaugurate the year by launching its first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite, XPoSat, on January 1. The mission is scheduled to lift off around 9:10 am, utilising a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Jan 1, 2024 8:58 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Automatic launch sequence activated

Mission director gives green light after checking all system and favourable weather conditions. The ISRO XPoSat launch lift-off at 9:10am.

Jan 1, 2024 8:53 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Countdown to 2024 launch begins

ISRO is all set to begin 2024 with launch of its first polarimetry satellite on Monday.

Jan 1, 2024 8:45 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: ISRO begins live feed of the launch

While you will get latest updates here in the blog itself, one can watch the ISRO XPoSat launch on the official YouTube Channel of the organisation.

Jan 1, 2024 8:33 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: India, second only to US, to launch dedicated polarimetry mission

This marks ISRO’s first dedicated scientific satellite designed for space-based polarisation measurements of X-ray emissions from celestial sources.

Notably, NASA, the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Agency, undertook a comparable study with the Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer mission in December 2021, focusing on remnants of supernova explosions, particle streams from black holes, and various cosmic phenomena.

Jan 1, 2024 8:17 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Action-packed January

After XPoSat, in the upcoming week, ISRO plans to place its Aditya L1 solar probe into a halo orbit around the Lagrangian point (L1), with the exact time of insertion scheduled for January 6.

Simultaneously, on approximately January 12, ISRO is gearing up to launch the INSAT-3DS meteorological satellites using its Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F14). This mission aims to deploy satellites for the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as part of its climate observatory satellite series.

Jan 1, 2024 8:15 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Just joined? All you need to know

Building on the momentum of 2023, Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO is set to start 2024 with a bang. India is set to launch its first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite on January 1.

The XPoSat mission will lift off at around 9:10 am using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Jan 1, 2024 8:14 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: What are the payloads?

The two payloads of polarimetry mission:

• The primary payload, POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays), will measure the degree and angle of polarisation in the medium X-ray energy range of 8-30 keV, originating from astronomical sources.

• The XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing) payload will provide spectroscopic information in the energy range of 0.8-15 keV.

Jan 1, 2024 8:13 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Why this five year mission is significant?

India's XPoSat mission in its 5 years of life will measure orientation of vibration in the light wave which will help understand radiation mechanism and geometry of celestial sources.

Jan 1, 2024 8:05 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Where to watch live

The ISRO XPoSat launch can be streamed live on the official YouTube Channel of the organisation.

Jan 1, 2024 7:53 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Two payloads in satellite

ISRO's XPoSat satellite will contain two primary payloads - POLIX (Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays) and XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing).

Jan 1, 2024 7:32 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: How does the satellite work

The XPoSat satellite is the second ever black hole monitoring satellite in the world, and will use X-ray photons and their polarisation to study the radiation near black holes and neutron stars.

Jan 1, 2024 7:17 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Launch through PSLV spacecraft

The XPoSat satellite will be launched into space through the PSLC C58 spacecraft, which will also carry the PSLV Orbital Experimental Module.

Jan 1, 2024 7:00 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Mission details

The X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat), to be launched on Monday, will be the second satellite in the world to study black holes and neutron stars. It will use its X-ray technology to pick up radiations from the black holes, collecting data on their behaviour in space.

Jan 1, 2024 6:49 AM IST

ISRO XPoSat launch LIVE updates: Launch timings

ISRO will launch the XPoSat satellite on January 1, at 9:10 am. The satellite will be aboard the PSLV C58 spacecraft, to be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

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