NASA Invites Media to Launch of IXPE Mission to Study X-rays in Space


Cassiopeia A supernova remnant
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Cassiopeia A (Cas A), a supernova remnant, is one object that NASAs IXPE mission will study.
Credits: NASA/CXC/SAO

Media accreditation is open for the upcoming launch of NASAs Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, which will measure polarized X-rays from exotic cosmic objects, such as black holes and neutron stars, to better understand these types of phenomena and extreme environments.

IXPE is scheduled to launch no earlier than Dec. 9 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Credentialing deadlines are as follows:

  • International media residing in the U.S. must apply by Friday, Nov 5, 2021.
  • U.S. media must apply by Monday, Nov 15, 2021.

NASAsmedia accreditation policyis available online. Requests must be submitted online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

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