The Chinese satellite Huiyan passed the official procedure of putting it into operation and is now ready to explore the Universe. The information was provided by the Chinese State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, TASS reported on January 30.
The new spacecraft will start working as the first Chinese X-ray observatory to explore the universe. The device can monitor black holes and pulsars. “The spacecraft is designed to explore a number of cosmic phenomena, including black holes and pulsars (neutron stars)”, the website of the Administration reports.
The new satellite was launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 15, 2017. At the moment, it has successfully passed all orbital tests. Huiyan is now ready to perform key scientific and technical projects of strategic importance.
Source: Rossa Primavera news agency