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

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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.

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