The launch was carried out at 01:00 East Coast time from the spaceport in Florida.

The launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with the space laboratory of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer took place on Thursday. This was announced on its Twitter page by the American company SpaceX.

According to her, the launch was carried out at 01:00 East Coast time from the Cape Canaveral cosmodrome in Florida.

IXPE is an observatory with a starting mass of 325 kg. It is equipped with three identical telescopes. One of its functions is tracking X-ray sources. The data obtained will allow specialists to expand their knowledge about magnetic fields in neutron stars and other space objects. It is assumed that the cost of the mission will be $188 million.