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WorldRussia launches space telescope

08:35  14 july  2019
08:35  14 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Protests rage against construction of massive telescope on sacred Hawaiian peak

Protests rage against construction of massive telescope on sacred Hawaiian peak Mauna Kea is known to some native Hawaiians as a sacred volcano, but it could soon be home to a $1.4 billion telescope.

Roskosmos has launched a German- Russian space telescope to replace Moscow's Hubble-like Spektr-R. Russia 's space agency on Saturday launched the Spektr-RG space telescope , a German- Russian venture, to replace a similar one that it lost contact with earlier this year.

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia launched a space telescope Saturday, July 13, from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January. Video posted on the website of the Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket

Russia launches space telescope© STR The new telescope replaces the Spektr-R radio astronomy observatory, which was also launched from Baikonur in 2011

Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January.

Video posted on the website of the Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket carrying the Spektr-RG taking off from the launch pad at Baikonur.

The launch was originally scheduled for June 21 but was postponed twice because of a battery problem.

Elderly Hawaiians arrested while protesting telescope construction on sacred land

Elderly Hawaiians arrested while protesting telescope construction on sacred land Police arrested several elderly protesters, including some in wheelchairs, for attempting to block construction of a telescope on top of a volcano considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians.The Associated Press reported that roughly 30 elders, called kupuna in Hawaiian, were arrested on Wednesday.Protest leader Kealoha Pisciotta told the AP that the kupuna were prepared to be arrested as part of their protest.While some of the elderly

Moscow - Russia 's national space agency Roskosmos on Monday launched a space observation radio telescope capable of viewing distant solar The 3.8-ton telescope will deploy a 10m antenna and communicate with ground stations to provide the highest-resolution images ever seen of distant

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia 's space agency says a Russian Proton-M rocket has successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays. Roscosmos said the telescope , named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn Saturday that

The Spektr-RG, developed with Germany, is a space observatory intended to replace the Spektr-R, known as the "Russian Hubble", which Roskosmos said it lost control of in January.

Spektr-R was launched in 2011 to observe black holes, neutron stars and magnetic fields. Its successor will take up similar duties but will also work on completing the map of the world, said Roskosmos.

Russia's space programme, long a source of great pride to the nation, has suffered a series of humiliating setbacks in recent years, although the country remains committed to ambitious projects.

Since 2011, Russia has been the only country capable sending teams to the International Space Station (ISS).

But a series of recent setbacks together with corruption scandals within Roskosmos and the competition from Elon Musk's SpaceX have threatened its monopoly.

The next launch to the ISS is scheduled for July 20 and will carry an Italian and US astronauts together with a Russian cosmonaut.

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Scientists are speaking out against the 'violence' required to build this new telescope.
As protests in Hawaii shade into their second week, allies of Native Hawaiians acting to protect Mauna Kea are calling on the institutions backing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to take action to protect the protestors and, in some cases, to divest from the project altogether. © Chris Finch Popular Science "We are just imploring the investors to divest and to prevent what could be major violence against the Indigenous people and other residents of Hawaii," Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa professor and one of those standing in protest at Mauna Kea, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Friday.

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