On Thursday, the first Chinese X-ray telescope made a successful launch. His goal - the study of gamma rays, black holes and pulsars. The Long March-4B rocket delivered a 2.5-ton telescope into orbit. The launch took place from the Chinese launch center in the Gobi Desert.
Insight telescope will be able to study the magnetic fields and pulsars, as well as understand the evolutionary path of black holes. They will be able to capture gamma radiation and understand how to use pulsars as space navigators. The mission cost the country billions of dollars, but China sees this as a symbol of the growth of the Communist Party. In April, a Chinese cargo ship docked with the orbital laboratory. This is another successful step in creating your own station, scheduled for 2022.
Also last month, the country launched an experiment in the Moon Palace, imitating the conditions of an earth satellite. Now there are students who will stay within 200 days. The main goal is to create settlements on the moon.