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Spektr R



General


Designation 37755 / 11037A
Launch date 18 Jul 2011
Country of origin CIS
Mission Scientific: astronomy
Perigee/Apogee 4750/336000 km
Inclination 57°
Period 12300 min
Launch vehicle Zenit 3F #2

Will help astronomers see deeper into supermassive black holes, obtain views of collapsed stars and better measure the influence of dark energy on the cosmos. The craft's flight path will naturally shift due to the influence of the moon's gravity over the course of the five-year mission.

External resources


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Technical data



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Platform Navigator
Mass at launch 3660 kg
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Has a 10-m diameter radiotelescope observing at 92, 18, 6, and 1.35 cm wave length.


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