China To Send A Giant Telescope To Space In 2023

sending a large telescope into space in the year of china
sending a large telescope into space in the year of china

China's first major telescope, which it plans to launch into space in 2023, will focus on dark matter and dark energy, or the formation and evolution of distant galaxies. The telescope will also rotate in orbit around the world with China's space station and will periodically dock with the station for any necessary repairs or adjustments.

China's first major telescope, which it plans to launch into space in 2023, will focus on dark matter and dark energy, or the formation and evolution of distant galaxies. The telescope will also rotate in orbit around the world with China's space station and will periodically dock with the station for any necessary repairs or adjustments.

For years, China has been trying to develop its first optical and ultraviolet/ultraviolet space observation facility, which it calls Xuntian. The telescope in question will be equipped with a two-meter diameter lens, making it comparable to the famous Hubble telescope. Moreover, although the Chinese telescope's view will be of similar resolution to Hubble's, its field of view will be about 350 times larger. This indicates that Xuntian will be able to scan much larger areas of the sky.

Apart from its 2,5 billion-pixel camera, the telescope will take four other instruments into space with it. They will map the regions of star formation in the Milky Way galaxy, detect fast-moving celestial bodies such as comets and asteroids, study extraordinarily dense black holes, and take images of some planets. Its mission will be completed in about 10 years.

Xuntian will be the largest space telescope to serve astronomy by 2035. The telescope, which was previously planned to be mounted directly on the Chinese space station called Tiangong, will later be placed in the same orbit, but at a certain distance from the space station, due to the drawbacks such as vibration, parasitic rays and blocking of a part of the field of view by the station. The telescope is expected to be launched into space within a year at the latest.

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