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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.


AO-3 Cycle Proposal Evaluation Announcement

(2020/07/31)

The Insight-HXMT science data center is pleased to announce that the proposal evaluation process for AO-3 Cycle is complete, and observations will begin on Aug 1st, 2020. The approved observations are listed below.
The deadline of the Insight-HXMT Cycle 3 guest observation program will be postponed

(2020/06/02)

The Special Issue on Insight-HXMT is complete and available electronically on ScienceDirect

(2020/07/05)

The Special Issue Performance and Early Results of China’s 1st X-ray Astronomy Satellite Insight-HXMT is now complete and available electronically on ScienceDirect.
Thank you, NuSTAR!

(2020/05/03)

The Insight-HXMT team thanks the kind greeting from the NuSTAR science community and appreciates very much the many joint observations on black holes and neutron stars with NuSTAR and Insight-HXMT. Together, let's do more and better science!