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24 July 2014 Introduction to the hard x-ray modulation telescope
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The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) is China’s first astronomical satellite. Based on the Direct Demodulation Method (DDM), it was designed to reconstructs images from data obtained in a scanning mode. Although this project was delayed by about 15 years, it will still bring us merits in some key sciences of observing the galactic transients and measuring the diffuse X-ray emission. This satellite is currently in the phase of flight model production with the expected launch in late 2015.
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S. Zhang, F. J. Lu, S. N. Zhang, and T. P. Li "Introduction to the hard x-ray modulation telescope", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 914421 (24 July 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054144
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