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Huiyan (HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope))

Long March 4B

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Huiyan (HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope))

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) is a Chinese X-ray space observatory. This will be China’s first astronomy satellite, and it is tasked with observation of black holes, neutron stars and other phenomena based on their X-ray and gamma ray emissions.

Location


Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) has witnessed the launch of 112 rockets, including 112 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 222 rocket launches.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 4B

The Long March 4B (Chinese: 长征四号乙火箭), also known as the Chang Zheng 4B, CZ-4B and LM-4B is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket. Launched from Launch Complex 1 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, it is a 3-stage rocket, used mostly to place satellites into low Earth and sun synchronous orbits.

Long March 4B

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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