Ball wraps up review of NASA astrophysics observatory

BOULDER — Ball Aerospace teams in Boulder recently completed design review of NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer space-based astrophysics observatory.

The IXPE system “measures the polarization of cosmic X-rays to improve our understanding of the fundamental physics of extreme and exotic objects in the universe, such as black holes,” according to a Ball news release.

The company is providing NASA with the IXPE spacecraft, mechanical and structural elements of the payload, observatory assembly, and integration and test for IXPE, the release said.

BOULDER — Ball Aerospace teams in Boulder recently completed design review of NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer space-based astrophysics observatory.

The IXPE system “measures the polarization of cosmic X-rays to improve our understanding of the fundamental physics of extreme and exotic objects in the universe, such as black holes,” according to a Ball news release.

The company is providing NASA with the IXPE spacecraft, mechanical and structural elements of the payload, observatory assembly, and integration and test for IXPE, the release said.