I don't remember where I got the information from, but my information is that XPoSat is flying on SSLV D3 in December 2022.
POLIX is an X-ray Polarimeter Instrument for Astronomical Observations under development at the Raman Research Institute. It is the only instrument in the energy band of medium energy X-rays, 8-30 keV, and is the main payload on the soon to be launched dedicated ISRO satellite XPoSat. A completely in-house design, and development, of the Qualification Model (QM) of POLIX was completed in the current year and has successfully undergone space qualification tests like vibration test and environmental test at the UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC).
XSPECT: X-ray spectroscopy and Timing on XPoSATXPoSat is India’s X-ray polarimeter mission carrying POLIX (A Thomson scattering polarimeter) and XSPECT (X-ray Spectroscopy and Timing) payloads. XSPECT is large area spectrometer payload and has a unique opportunity to observe astrophysical sources for very long durations to study their spectral and temporal variability in 0.8 to 15 keV x-ray band.XSPECT is configured as two detector packages connected to a single electronics packages, which powers the detectors and does the necessary signal conditioning and has interface with spacecraft. Two different Field of Views (FOV) collimators, 2°X2° and 3°X3 are used enabling us to efficiently model-out the X-ray sky background. Swept Charge Device (SCD)s are used as detectors (effective area of ~35cm2 @ 6keV). These detectors enable XSPECT to have pile-up free observations at the expected count-rates with a very good energy resolution of less than ~ 200 eV @ 5.9keV. XSPECT provides a timing resolution of ~2 msec.
Polarimeter Instrument in X-rays (POlIX): The POLIX payload on-board XPOSAT aims at measuring the degree and direction of polarisation of X-ray photons from about 50 potential cosmic sources of interest in the energy band 8-30 keV. The instrument is being developed by Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru with the support of URSC.
X-ray Polarimeter (POlIX)During the past few years, RRI has been designing and building an X- ray polarimeter (POLIX) instrument for astronomical observations. POLIX is the main payload onboard the small satellite mission of ISRO called XPoSat dedicated for X-ray polarization measurement from cosmic sources. X-ray polarimetry is an unexplored area in high energy astrophysics. X-ray polarization measurements can give valuable insights into (i) the strength and the distribution of magnetic field in the sources (ii) geometric anisotropies in the sources (iii) their alignment with respect to the line of sight and (iv) the nature of the accelerator responsible for energizing the electrons taking part in radiation and scattering. Development of the Qualification Model (QM) of the X-ray Polarimeter instrument POLIX has been completed and assembly and tests of the Flight Model (FM) is ongoing.