China develo prototype sample of its first space telescope
China is develo the prototype sample of the country's first space telescope Xuntian, or Chinese Survey Space Telescope, also known as the Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST). As the optical cabin of China's Space Station (CSS), the 10-tonne, bus-sized space telescope has an aperture of 2 meters and state-of-the-art detectors and will be launched after the space station's construction is completed.
The space telescope is way bigger than I expected!
Well done China
Fun fact not mentioned in the video above: Xuntian will be a survey telescope aimed at establishing an astronomical survey of the celestial globe
. Hence why although its resolution won't be as good as that of Hubble, its filed of view will be unmatched
Xuntian will also operate in conjunction with tiangong, China's space station. They will be in similar orbits, due to Xuntian being able to dock and undock from tiangong. This will allow for repairs and also powering it up and then turning it into a super powerful combined transformer which can shoot lasers at aliens and other enemies of humanity. Hehe
Covert Puppy Two
I suppose when you compared it to the American Hubble telescope launched in 1990 ... but America's newest space telescope, the Jame's web space telescope has NO rival!!!
It's always to use yours very own equipment instead of relying on someone's fake information.
Who told you the resolution no good? Can you tell me the resolution and size of both sensor. Remember the XunTian can be digitally zoom.
Covert Puppy Two
@Polynesian warrior You didn't know that the Jame's Webb telescope was an American made, American telescope? Who did you think made and launched it?
@Covert Puppy Two I think he meant not 100% American. There were many parts involved like EU main countries, Canada and the main country USA
if such a powerful telescope can look down to earth. What will the resolution be like, the test object visible and the ground area under vision. Any residual data too.
10tons? So how many launches will it require? And will it need to be connected in orbit? Maybe they will dock to tiangong and then use the chinaArm on tiangong along with space walks to build it, since afaik, it's also designed to dock with tiangong anyway once finished.
Amazing. Good luck and keep up the good work!
BRAVO !!!!! China !!!!!!
I don't know. Such telescopes are super expensive and technically impressive, but really, aren't there much more urgent things to spend all those millions on? Not to mention all the engineers, who should first bring about China's chip sovereignty.
I get the impression that China only builds certain things to prove it can do it as well, after others have done it before.
Can't wait !
Never hear of this on our media wonder why
Murica: already has TWO telescope
It is a pity that this does not show what the telescope actualy does and it is very difficult to translate or to read scientific normenclature in chinese.
Can this see further then the James Webb telescope
copy cat soo bad.
Can you copy you even can't copy