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Russia: Control over space telescopes lost

"Russia: Control over space telescopes lost" "Russia has lost contact with the telescope Spektr-R is in orbit around earth since 2011. The head of the Russi

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Russia: Control over space telescopes lost
"Russia: Control over space telescopes lost"

"Russia has lost contact with the telescope Spektr-R is in orbit around earth since 2011. The head of the Russian space agency Roskosmos."

"the Control of the Spektr-R or RadioAstron, was lost on Thursday and now there is a feverishly work to re-establish contact. A us observatory has picked up signals from Spektr-R, which according to the Reports suggest that the satellite's internal systems are functioning."

"Spektr-R is a radio telescope that is equipped with a 10 meters long antenna. It is one of the largest space telescopes has been manufactured and has among other things been used to study black holes and neutron stars. Really would the telescope have only been in operation for 2014."

"It is not the first setback for russia's space program as been a disaster the past few years. In October 2018, was forced to the spacecraft Soyuz to make a dramatic emergency landing shortly after takeoff, and It's investigated, and then in november for the leadership contest."

"Russia is planning to shoot up a new space telescope, Spektr-RG, in 2019."

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