The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) , named "Insight", is China’s first X-ray astronomy satellite. There are three main payloads onboard Insight-HXMT, the high energy X-ray telescope (20-250 keV, 5100 cm2), the medium energy X-ray telescope (5-30 keV, 952 cm2), and the low energy X-ray telescope (1-15 keV, 384 cm2). The main scientific objectives of Insight-HXMT are: (1) to scan the Galactic Plane to find new transient sources and to monitor the known variable sources, (2) to observe X-ray binaries to study the dynamics and emission mechanism in strong gravitational or magnetic fields, and (3) to find and study gamma-ray bursts with its anti-coincidence CsI detectors.

Insight-HXMT Tests Pulsar Navigation “Cosmic Lighthouses” Aid Deep Space Exploration
2019-08-27 02:51
Satellite orbit has been determined autonomously within 10 km (3σ) by observing an X-ray pulsar with the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (Insight-HXMT) satellit... Read More...
Insight-HXMT officially Begins Science Operation
2018-03-05 04:06
China’s first X-ray astronomy satellite, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), also known as Insight, completed its five-month period of in-orbit calibrat... Read More...
IMAGE HXMT satellite has been launched succesefully
2017-06-16 00:59
HXMT satellite has been launched succesefully at 11 a.m. on June 15 from Jiuquan, China. video Read More...
IMAGE HXMT Satellite Payloads Pass Delivery Review
2016-09-22 01:45
The payload subsystem of the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) satellite passed its delivery review on 8 August. The review meeting was held by the China A... Read More...
HXMT Workshop Successfully Held at IHEP
2016-09-22 01:43
The Workshop on Hard X-ray Modulator Telescope (HXMT) was successfully held at IHEP on April 24th, 2015. More than 40 experts from home and abroad attended the ... Read More...
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2016-09-07 02:21
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