Xuntian (Chinese: 巡天; pinyin: Xún Tiān; lit. 'Heavenly Cruiser') is a planned Chinese space telescope currently in the designing stages. It is to feature a 2-meter diameter primary mirror and is expected to have a field of view 300 times larger than the Hubble Space Telescope. The launch of the telescope is planned for around 2024 and its orbit is planned to be near the upcoming Chinese large modular space station.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "China plans to launch core module of space station around 2018". news.xinhuanet.com. April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "我国空间站的空间科学与应用任务". www.bulletin.cas.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  3. ^ "Chinese Launch Manifest 2019". Small World Communications.