30 January 2018
China's first X-ray astronomical satellite, launched in June last year, is put into service for scientific research on 30 January after finishing in-orbit tests. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), dubbed Insight, has carried out in-orbit tests, including scanning and pointing observation, and gamma-ray burst tests, proving the qualified function and ability of the HXMT.
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