Indian Space Research Organization is scheduled to launch a PSLV-DL rocket as part of the XPoSat mission. The launch is scheduled on 12/28/2023 02:00 UTC for the Astrophysics mission launching from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India. The status of the launch is Date May Change. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the PSLV-DL and experience the excitement for yourself.
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.
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.
Agency: Indian Space Research Organization
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.”