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The X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) mission is a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru.
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XPoSat aims to develop and launch the X-ray Polarimeter Satellite (XPoSat) later this year.
XPoSat aims to study the polarisation of X-rays emitted by celestial sources.
The study of X-ray polarisation can provide valuable insight into the nature and behaviour of astrophysical sources such as neutron stars, black holes and active galactic nuclei.
XPoSat is India's first and world's second polarimetry mission.
NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), the only other major mission of its kind, is slated to launch in 2021.
It is the national space agency of India. It launches its space rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Establishment - 15 August 1969
Founder - Vikram Sarabhai
Headquarters - Bengaluru
Chairman - S Somnath
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