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Currently one of the latest installations towards the Tiangong China Space Station – the latest is the Sky Survey Space Telescope stands up to 3 stories high……. China’s Sky Survey Space Telescope is in the initial stage of development. The telescope will be launched after the completion of the China Space Station. It is expected to be put into scientific operation around 2024 and will become a flagship space astronomy facility for exploring the sea of stars. It is about the size of a bus and stands 3 stories high, just like a mobile space observatory, which will fly independently with the space station in co-orbit….
The latest news of the Sky Survey Space Telescope, which is in the preliminary development stage……With the construction of the Chinese space station, the development of the Sky Survey Space Telescope for co-orbit flight with it is also progressing in an orderly manner. The reporter learned from the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences that at present, new progress has been made in the development of the first prototype of the sky survey optical facility. The telescope is expected to be launched after the completion of the Chinese space station, and will become a flagship space astronomy facility for exploring the sea of stars.
As the optical module of the Chinese space station, the Sky Survey Space Telescope will be equipped with an optical system with a diameter of 2 meters and a series of state-of-the-art detectors. The size of the telescope is equivalent to a bus, standing three stories high and weighing more than ten tons.
On the Sky Survey Space Telescope, the first-generation instrument contains a total of 5 observation equipment, including a sky survey module, a terahertz module, a multi-channel imager, an integral field of view spectrometer, and an exoplanet imaging coronagraph. Among them, the most important observation time is the sky survey module, which is a camera with an extremely wide field of view.
Xu Shuyan, researcher at the Changchun Institute of Optics and Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, chief designer of the sky survey optical facility: We are currently in the initial prototype development stage. At present, all subsystems, components and units of the identified product have been basically developed and are ready for integration testing and testing. After the completion of these tasks , we will move to the prototype development stage, carry out the development of flying parts, carry out joint tests with the integration of the sky survey platform, carry out the launch site test, and then launch at the right time.
Zhan Hu, researcher of the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, responsible scientist of the Sky Survey Optical Facility: It co-orbits away from the space station during normal observation. They are in the same orbital plane. When it needs to be replenished or repaired and upgraded, the Sky Survey Space Telescope will actively dock with the space station , and then resupply, or through the operation of the astronauts, the rear-end instruments and some components of the front main optical system can be replaced and upgraded, or some of them can be transported to the experimental cabin for maintenance.
According to China’s manned spaceflight project plan, the Sky Survey Space Telescope is expected to be put into scientific operation around 2024. The planned mission life is 10 years, and the life can be continuously extended through maintenance.
China’s Sky Survey Space Telescope The Sky Survey Space Telescope will operate in a low-Earth orbit at a height of about 400 kilometers, with a primary mirror diameter of 2 meters. Xu Shuyan, a researcher at the Changchun Institute of Optics and Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the chief designer of the survey optics facility: The characteristics of this space survey telescope are that it can see deeply, see widely, and see finely. On the basis of the same depth and precision, it is more than 300 times wider than the Hubble telescope. Under the same conditions, Hubble can see 1 star, and our space survey telescope can see 300 stars.
According to reports, the detectors of the Hubble Telescope Camera are the size of a palm, while the main focal plane of the China Space Station Telescope Sky Survey Module is made up of 30 detectors, each of which is larger than the Hubble detector. Among them, 18 detectors are equipped with different filters, which can obtain color images of cosmic objects in different wavelength bands; the other 12 detectors are used for seamless spectral observation, and on average, at least thousands of celestial objects can be obtained per exposure. Spectral…
The Sky Survey Space Telescope (CSST) is expected to launch no earlier than the end of 2024, and is likely to be delayed until 2025.
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