04 November 2020
As part of the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST) project, the construction of a space science centre has begun for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province is the lead institute for this science centre which will be ready within 3 years. The Chinese Space Station Telescope is planned for launch in 2024. The telescope will function as a space optical observatory for Chinese scientists to carry out sky surveys, said Yu Cong, a professor with the university, told Xinhua earlier this week. The China Manned Space Engineering Office plans to build four CSST science centers nationwide.
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