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The Russian scientists lost touch with the Spektr-R space telescope — Rambler News Service


The Russian experts partially lost touch with the Spektr-R space telescope, RIA Novosti with reference to the director of the FIAN Astrospace center academician Nikolay Kardashev reports. "Attempts to arrange a situation are now carried out, there are sessions both today, and tomorrow … There different communication systems, a part works, a part does not work. A part of signals are. Such failures already happened. Everything can earn. We hope for it" — the academician told. He specified that the device does not work for reception of command information, but scientific data from it continue to arrive. According to the scientist, works on restoration of a two-way communication are conducted. He added that attempts to reestablish this communication can fail as the warranty period of existence of "Spektra-R" already expired. In June, 2017 the NPO Lavochkin (enters into Roskosmos state corporation) prolonged service life of the space Spektr-R complex started in 2011 till 2019. Flight tests of the Spektr-R complex are carried out for carrying out basic astrophysical researches.

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