SpektrRG Space Telescope Mission Puts Russia and Germany at the Forefront of Xray Astronomy

Space Fan News is Sponsored by OPT Telescopes and Patreon Patrons: http://bit.ly/2Qkb62E Russia successfully launches Spekra-RG, a dual space telescope designed to map the sky in X-rays. This mission, in collaboration with Germany’s eRosita Syste

Published on 18th Jul, 2019

Space Fan News is Sponsored by OPT Telescopes and Patreon Patrons: http://bit.ly/2Qkb62E Russia successfully launches Spekra-RG, a dual space telescope designed to map the sky in X-rays. This mission, in collaboration with Germany’s eRosita System, marks Russia’s re-entry into space astronomy and promises to put them in the forefront of x-ray astronomy for quite some time. On July 13th Spektr-RG was launched from a powerful Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:31 GMT and heralded Russia’s first major space telescope since the Soviet era. Consider supporting Space Fan News: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy to ensure you get current space & astronomy news each week! Space Fan News Theme by Stephen Dubois available for download here: http://ancienteyesmusic.com Follow DeepAstronomy on Twitter: @DeepAstronomy Like DeepAstronomy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeepAstronomy/ Like Space Fan News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpaceFanNews/