China's Space Program News Thread

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    First photo of the Tianzhou's accompanying space telescope.
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    The mirror (Silicon carbide) is 2 meters in diameter and the entire telescope weighs 10 tons (in comparison the Hubble had a 2.4 meter diameter mirror and the James Webb will have a total diameter of 6.5 meters, comprised of multiple mirrors).
     
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    James Webb telescope is not optical ..isn't it?
     
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    No; it will focus on longer-wavelength emissions such as IR. Such emissions are thought to be close in resemblance to the early life of the universe.
     
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    Tianzhou 1 resupply space craft video

     
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