22 August 2019
Chinese scientists have conducted experiments on pulsar navigation with Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) "Insight". The positioning accuracy in the experiments reached 10 km, further verifying the feasibility of autonomous navigation of spacecraft by using pulsars, which lays a foundation for future practical application in deep-space exploration.
These findings were published on 21 August in The Astrophysical Journal - Supplement Series.
Link to the article "In-orbit Demonstration of X-Ray Pulsar Navigation with the Insight-HXMT Satellite" in The Astrophysical Journal - Supplement Series