LAUNCH CENTER

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Thu Jun 15 2017
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Huiyan (HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope))

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

June 14, 2017 at 11:00 PM EDT

(June 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

June 14, 2017 at 11:00 PM EDT

(June 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

June 14, 2017 at 11:00 PM EDT

(June 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Astrophysics
    • Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) is a Chinese X-ray space observatory. This will be China's first astronomy satellite, and it is tasked with observation of black holes, neutron stars and other phenomena based on their X-ray and gamma ray emissions.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603)