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

China can launch the first module for its own space station this month, as the country also prepares to send a large space telescope to put it into orbit over the next few years.

The China Space Station Telescope (CSST), slated to launch in 2024, will act as a space-based optical observatory for Chinese scientists to survey the sky. Xinhua… The telescope, sometimes referred to as “Xuntian,” which literally translates to “sky survey”, will have an impressive 6.6 feet (2 meters) diameter lens, making it comparable to the Hubble telescope. However, its field of view is 300 times larger than that of the 31-year-old Hubble, at the same resolution.

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