Nowadays, effective space exploration and the development of extraterrestrial space are possible only in international cooperation. Even the United States does not hesitate to attract other countries for the project of the near-moon visited station.
Some time ago, it was announced that Russia was returning to the CIS with a promising scientific project to study the Universe, search for and study “wormholes” and black holes, as well as hypothetically receive signals from alien civilizations. As part of this project, a giant Suffa radio telescope will be completed in Uzbekistan, about which we We wrote earlier. The Russian side invites everyone to join this international scientific center.
It is assumed that the "Suffa" will be paired with the Russian 10-meter orbiting radio telescope "Spectrum-M". The Millimetron, as this spacecraft is also called, will begin to operate in the infrared and millimeter ranges at a distance of 1,5 million kilometers from our planet at the Lagrange point L2 of the Sun-Earth system. With its help, the structure of the Universe, the structure and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets, its components will be studied.
In conjunction with Suffa, Spectr-M form the equivalent of a radio telescope with a diameter of one and a half million kilometers. According to the initial plans, Millimetron was supposed to be launched at a given point in 2019, but due to the sequestration of the Roskosmos budget, this date could be postponed to 2030. However, thanks to Chinese partners, the project may move ahead of schedule. It became known that the Chinese Academy of Sciences will take part in the creation of "Spectra-M". The radio telescope itself will be assembled in Russia at the Lavochkin NPO, the Chinese will supply equipment that will work on reception in the infrared and millimeter ranges.
Russia will deploy a huge antenna in space
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