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China will launch an X-ray astronomical satellite next year: the detection capability will reach the international leading level and start the recruitment campaign.

2024-06-18 Update From: SLTechnology News&Howtos shulou NAV: SLTechnology News&Howtos > IT Information >


Shulou( Report--, December 20, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China will launch a new X-ray astronomical satellite in 2024.

According to reports, it is the catcher of the explosion of celestial bodies in the universe, capturing the "fireworks" of the "invisible" universe, exploring the last glimmer of light emitted before the stars are swallowed and disintegrated by the black hole, and the first flash of supernova explosion and the violent flares of stars near the solar system.

The satellite carries two payloads and can carry out time domain survey monitoring with large field of view in soft X-ray band with a target life of 5 years. It uses the lobster eye microhole array focusing imaging technology for the first time in the world, and its detection ability reaches the international leading level. It can improve the sensitivity and spatial resolution by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude, and has both large field of view and high sensitivity. it is a sharp tool for the research of "time domain astronomy".

In addition, the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has invited netizens to name the X-ray astronomical satellite. A recruitment campaign has been launched on official account. has a name request:

Avoid repeating existing satellite names with no more than four words.

Highly compatible with the satellite's core scientific goal of "capturing fleeting mysterious phenomena in the universe", the text is concise, easy to remember and easy to spread.

It has both scientific and traditional cultural connotations, showing the spirit of scientific exploration and cultural self-confidence of the Chinese people.

Please submit a name interpretation of not less than 15 words and not more than 200 words.

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