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Also called HXMT


Designation 42758 / 17034A
Launch date 15 Jun 2017
Country of origin China
Mission Astronomy: X-ray astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 550 km
Inclination 43°
Period 95.5 min
Launch vehicle Long March #233

Launch initially planned in 2010.

China's first homegrown X-ray telescope aims to survey the Milky Way to observe celestial sources of X-rays.

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Technical data


Prime contractor CAST
Platform based on the Ziyuan-2/Phoenix-Eye-2 satellite bus
Mass at launch 2800 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array 2 deployable arrays
DC power  
Design lifetime 4 years

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