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Spektr RG



Designation 44432 / 19040A
Launch date 13 Jul 2019
Country of origin CIS
Mission Scientific: X-ray astronomy
Perigee/Apogee L2 Lagrange Point
Launch vehicle Proton M #441

Spektr RG is a joint Russian-German project intended to chart a detailed map of the sky in the X-ray band. The space observatory will be scanning the sky in a broad energy band with high sensitivity and angular resolution.

The Spektr-RG orbit observatory carries two payloads: Russian-made Astronomical Roentgen Telescope - X-ray Concentrator (ART-XC) and German-made Extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array (eROSITA).

The telescope's research mission is set to last for six-and-a-half years including a four-year scan of the heavens and the remainder spent observing objects in space, Roskosmos said.

2704 kg

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