Russian house telescope Spektr-R stops responding
Jan. 12 (UPI) — Russian house officers stated Saturday they’re working to re-establish contact with the nation’s Spektr-R house radio telescope, which stopped responding to instructions.
Astro House Middle chief Nikolai Kardashev stated that although the telescope stopped responding, it is nonetheless transmitting scientific info. The hyperlink went down Friday morning.
“Specialists of the Primary Operational Group of Spacecraft Management are finishing up work to take away the present issues,” Russia’s state house company, Roscosmos, stated.
Russia launched the Spektr-R into house in 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The long-delayed venture was anticipated to have a lifespan of 5 years. The telescope was meant to review black holes, pulsars and different deep-space objects.
With a 30-foot-wide antenna dish, the Spektr-R is a part of a world astronomy venture that labored at the side of radio telescopes on Earth.