China Plans To Launch Xuntian Space Telescope In 2024

Computer-generated image of the Xuntian space telescope.
Credit: China National Space Administration

China plans to put a space telescope into orbit that can be serviced by the new Tiangong space station, with launch of the Xuntian observatory planned for 2024. Also known as the China Space Station Telescope, Xuntian is in the second of three development stages, with a qualification model and...

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