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China to build first space telescope

By Xu Ruizhe (Jiefang Daily)

17:36, December 29, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China may build its first large-caliber space telescope on its space station, said Gong Huixing, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Its caliber will be smaller than that of the Hubble Space Telescope, but its field of view will be wider that of the Hubble, said Gong.

The largest caliber of the primary mirror of the telescope is 2 meters, shorter than Hubble Space Telescope (2.4 meters) by about one-sixth. With a relatively lower resolution ratio, the telescope features larger field of view with wider cosmic space observed at the same time. It can also conduct infrared observation.

China will possess its first space station around 2020, said Zhang Chongfeng, vice general designer of the Space Laboratory System of the Manned Space Flight Project.

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