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Designation 40930 / 15052A
Launch date 28 Sep 2015
Country of origin India
Mission Scientific: X-ray astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 640/656 km
Period 97.6 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #31

Launch initially planned in 2005.

Will study distant objects such as blackholes.

Owned by ISRO, other Indian institutions involved are Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Raman Research Institute

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Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Mass at launch 1513 kg
Mass in orbit  
Payload mass 782 kg
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

LAXPC (Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter)

Set of 3 counters to operate in 2-80 keV band

CZT Array

Array detected for spectroscopy in 10-100 keV band

SXT (Soft X-ray Telescope)

imaging and spectroscopy in 0.3-8.0 keV band

SSM (Scanning Sky Monitor)

Set of 3 counters

UVIT (UltraViolet Imaging Telescope)

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