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US NewsRussia loses communication with only orbiting space telescope

04:40  13 january  2019
04:40  13 january  2019 Source:   euronews.com

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Russia loses communication with only orbiting space telescope © Provided by Euronews SA

Specialists from Russia's space agency are attempting to fix issues that have blocked control of the country's only orbiting radio telescope, Spektr-R.

Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai Kardashev said Spektr-R is still transmitting scientific data but it has not responded to commands from earth since Friday according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

The telescope was launched in 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to perform research on the structure and dynamics of radio sources within and beyond our galaxy.

Russia loses communication with only orbiting space telescope Very Large Array Radiotelescopes

Spektr-R has been operational far beyond its expected five-year lifespan.

An official from Russian space agency Roscosmos, Alexander Bloshenko, said Saturday that another attempt to establish control of the satellite will take place on Sunday.

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