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NEW DELHI: Minutes after the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) to study X-ray emission from various celestial sources was launched on January 1 successfully, ISRO announced that the lift-off was normal.
The satellite that was launched from Sriharikota spaceport at 9.10 am, as scheduled, among others, would offer insights into space-based polarisation measurements of X-ray emission from various celestial sources.
Addressing the scientists after the successful launch of the mission, the ISRO Chief S Somanath said the PSLV-C5 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.
He said the orbit is excellent and the distance from the targetted orbit is just 3 kms in circular orbit of 650 kms. Inclination is 0.01 degree, which is one of the excellent conditions.
He also apprised that the solar panel of the launched satellite has been deployed sucessfully.