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.

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Insight-HXMT Data Release 7


Insight-HXMT Data Release 7 (DR7) has been publicly released. DR7 contains all core and guest observations whose data proprietary periods are before June 31, 2021. DR7 includes 208 observations, and the object names are attached.
Insight-HXMT Gives Insight into Origin of Fast Radio Bursts


Insight-HXMT detected a very bright X-ray burst from SGR J1935+2154. This X-ray burst was also detected by the European satellite INTEGRALwhich is a magnetar in our Milky Way.Insight-HXMT is the first to identify the double-spike structure of this X-ray burst as the high energy counterpart of FRB 200428. This discoverythus proving that both the X-ray burst and FRB 200428 originated from magnetar SGR J1935+2154. This represents not only the first confirmed source of an FRBThe latest observations
The Special Issue on Insight-HXMT is complete and available electronically on ScienceDirect


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.