Reply to post: Re: "IXPE's intended to operatIe for two years"

NASA's new black hole spotter makes it into orbit

MrReynolds2U

Re: "IXPE's intended to operatIe for two years"

I think it's meant to operate for up to 25 years (as per the de-orbit plan).

That phrase probably just indicates the allocated budget for the next 2 years. After that the data and science will probably open up other funding channels to keep it looking outwards for years to come.

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