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July 18, 2011 at 6:31 MSK with the 45th site Baikonur launch pad launch vehicle Zenit-3M upper stage "Fregat-SB" and Russian astrophysical observatory Spektr-R.
Today marks three years since its launch into orbit. During this time, experts NPO. Lavochkin, Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute. Lebedev RAS (ASC LPI), Space Research Institute and many other scientific organizations has done much research work.
Space radio telescope Spektr-R
Spacecraft Spektr-R, created in the NPO. Lavochkin on the platform Navigator, is the main part of the project Radioastron and is working on a highly elliptical orbit that allows it to ensure the creation of the longest radiointerferometric base today.
Space very long baseline radio interferometry (VLBI) mission Radioastron to detect and investigate objects of cosmic radiation with the highest angular resolution and build their image.
(In Russian) Международный проект "Радиоастрон" - International project "Radioastron": http://www.federalspace.ru/319/
ROSCOSMOS Press Realese: http://www.federalspace.ru/20778/
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