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.

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...
IMAGE HXMT satellite model passed acceptance review
2016-09-22 01:40
The Proto-Flight Model (PFM) of the HXMT satellite passed the acceptance review on December 16, which marked the approval of the satellite design and the offici... Read More...
IMAGE CNSA experts reviewed the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope Project
2016-09-22 01:29
    A panel of experts led by China National Space Administration (CNSA) visited the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) Project on August 18,... Read More...
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2016-09-07 02:21
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