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China wants to launch its own Hubble-class telescope as part of space station


China wants to launch its own Hubble-class telescope as part of space station China could launch the first module for its own space station this month as the country also prepares to send a large space telescope to join it in orbit within the next few years. The Chinese Space Station Telescope (CSST), which is set to launch in 2024, will operate as a space optical observatory for Chinese scientists to carry out sky surveys, according to Xinhua.The telescope, sometimes called "Xuntian," which literally translates to "survey the heavens," will have an impressive 6.6-foot (2 meters) diameter lens, making it comparable to the Hubble Telescope Scope.   More



(Source: Space.com - Apr 21)

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