Countdown for PSLV/XPoSat New Year day mission to commence tomorrow

Chennai, Dec 30 (UNI) The countdown for the New Year day launch of PSLV/-C58/XPoSat, X-ray Polarimeter Satellite, mission along with 10 other payloads, will begin at the spaceport of Sriharikota on Sunday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sources on Saturday said the 44.4m tall four-stage PSLV-C58,vin its 60th flight and fourth under DL variant, with a lift off mass of 260 tonnes, will take off from the First Launch Pad at 0910 hrs from the SHAR Range on Monday.

After an eventful, successful and a landmark 2023 with Chandrayaan-3 and Sun exploratory missions, ISRO will ring in 2024 with the launch of the PSLV-C58/XPoSat mission on the New Year.

About 20 minutes after the lift off, the 469 kg XPoSat will be injected into an Eastward low inclination orbit of 650 kms by the four-stage ISRO’s reliable workhorse PSLV Launch Vehicle.

ISRO said PSLV-C58 Mission is to launch XPOSAT Satellite into an Eastward low inclination orbit.

After injection of XPOSAT, the PS4 stage will be re-started twice to reduce the orbit into 350 km circular orbit to maintain in 3-axis stabilized mode for Orbital Platform (OP) experiments.

The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module-3 (POEM-3) experiment will be executed meeting the objective of 10 identified payloads, supplied by ISRO and IN-SPACe.

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