The only Russian satellite-telescope is recognized as lost

Единственный российский спутник-телескоп признан потерянным

“Radioastron” has ceased to get in touch in January.

“Roskosmos” officially announced the completion of the mission the only Russian space telescope “Spektr-R” (“Radioastron”) that has ceased to go on air in January. On the decision according to the website of the state Corporation, reports the online edition of the with reference to

“The state Commission, after hearing the reports of the representatives of the space industry and the scientific community, decided to complete the project “Spektr-R”. In early January, the spacecraft “Spektr-R” has stopped communicating with mission control Center. The attempts of specialists NPO im. Lavochkin to provide entrance into the relationship with KA in the framework of the program of the chief designer was not successful”, — stated in the message.

At the end of July “Roskosmos” intends to launch the device “Spektr-RG” will create a map of the Universe, which will be marked all the major clusters of galaxies.

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Telescope “Radioastron” is equipped with 10-meter antenna is the largest in history. He worked in orbit since 2011 and blocked the originally designated service life is five years. Its main objective was the survey of active galactic nuclei, pulsars, quasars, and interstellar gas clouds. The telescope was the only Russian spacecraft.

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