To start the new year off, India has launched an astronomy satellite called XPoSat from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
At 9:10am in India, the 460-kilogram XPoSat spacecraft launched into space. The spacecraft will help test the human spaceflight program, as well as a potential joint crewed mission with NASA.
The XPoSat has two instruments to help conduct X-ray polarimetry measures. Astronomers will use this data to study neutron stars, as well as black holes and supernova.
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