Chinas lobster eye X-ray detection satellite launched

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 Chinas lobster eye X-ray detection satellite launched


X-ray imaging technology based on the principle of lobster eye focusing light was proposed in the 1970s. It has the advantages of large field of view, small size, light weight and easy integration, which is suitable for space load application.

The eyes of crayfish are made up of many square pores, and this compound eye structure gives lobsters a large field of view. We use bionic lens to simulate the light path. Compared with the previous X-ray satellites, the field of view is larger and lighter. The detector can detect high-energy X-rays in the universe in a field of view of two or three degrees, thus greatly improving the detection efficiency Li Zhiyuan, one of the co sponsors of the project and professor of the school of astronomy and space science of Nanjing University, introduced that the lobster eye X-ray detection satellite will become the first space exploration satellite in the world that uses lobster eye focusing X-ray technology. Led by the school of astronomy and space science of Nanjing University, the satellite has been successfully developed over the past five years by the Space Research Laboratory of the University of Hong Kong, the 508 Institute of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Corporation, and the aegis Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. affiliated to the 805 Institute of the eighth Academy of Sciences. The core payload of the satellite is provided by Nanjing University, and the 508 Institute and the China National Academy of Building Materials Research Co., Ltd. jointly tackle key problems development. Source: Wang Fengzhi, editor in charge of science and Technology Daily_ NT2541

The eyes of crayfish are made up of many square pores, and this compound eye structure gives lobsters a large field of view. We use bionic lens to simulate the light path. Compared with the previous X-ray satellites, the field of view is larger and lighter. The detector can detect high-energy X-rays in the universe in a field of view of two or three degrees, thus greatly improving the detection efficiency Li Zhiyuan, one of the co sponsors of the project and professor of the school of astronomy and space science of Nanjing University, introduced that the lobster eye X-ray detection satellite will become the first space exploration satellite in the world that uses lobster eye focusing X-ray technology.

Led by the school of astronomy and space science of Nanjing University, the satellite has been successfully developed over the past five years by the Space Research Laboratory of the University of Hong Kong, the 508 Institute of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Corporation, and the aegis Aerospace Technology Co., Ltd. affiliated to the 805 Institute of the eighth Academy of Sciences. The core payload of the satellite is provided by Nanjing University, and the 508 Institute and the China National Academy of Building Materials Research Co., Ltd. jointly tackle key problems development.