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Imdetek's CZT Cadmium Zinc Telluride Planar Detector Module Successfully Applied in the First Microgravity Science Experiment Satellite "Practice 10"

On April 6th at 1:38 AM, China's first microgravity science experimental satellite, the SJ-10 (Shijian-10) Recoverable Scientific Experiment Satellite, was successfully launched into its predetermined orbit by a Long March 2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. This launch marks a significant step in the steady and continuous development of China's space science.

The CZT (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) detector, developed by Shaanxi Imdetek New Materials Co., Ltd., played a crucial role as a key component for space radiation and celestial evolution analysis, as well as navigation equipment in this space mission. The detector's contribution to scientific experiments in unique conditions such as microgravity in space, including space material science and space radiation effects, was significant.


Currently, the "Space Science" pilot project is progressing steadily as planned. China's first mission in the space science series, the Dark Matter Particle Explorer Satellite, has recently been "successfully launched" and smoothly delivered to the user organization in orbit. The Quantum Science Experiment Satellite and the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope Satellite are scheduled to be launched in the second half of 2016, aiming to achieve significant scientific results in frontier areas of space science such as the completeness test of quantum mechanics and supermassive black holes.

The CZT Cadmium Zinc Telluride detector, with its high sensitivity, spatial resolution, and energy spectral resolution for instant observation of 10-600KeV hard X-rays, will further promote scientific research in deep space exploration, black holes, and dark matter. The entire R&D and production team at Imdetek will continue to strive and overcome challenges to make new and greater contributions to the development of China's space science.

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