March 1, 2021

NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer Prepares for Environmental Testing

Despite COVID-19-related hurdles, NASA’s newest X-ray astronomy mission is a step closer to launch. Engineers recently completed integration of the agency’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE, at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. Now, Ball will put the fully assembled observatory through a series of tests.

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