China’s Xuntian Space Telescope Will Have a Field of View 300 Times Greater Than Hubble

China will launch its first large space observatory to the in-development China Space Station, and it expects it to start scientific operations by around 2024. The telescope, called the Xuntian, Chinese Survey Space Telescope (CSST), will take large space surveys of the sky.

The Xuntian Space Telescope’s Xuntian module’s 2.5-billion-pixel camera will have a similar resolution to Hubble, but it will have a field of view 300 times greater. It will be able to survey roughly 40 percent of the sky over its roughly 10 years of operations.