Photo: Oleg Urusov / RIA Novosti
Experts are unable to regain control of the only Russian space telescope on the device “Spektr-R”, which stopped working at the reception of the command data. On Sunday, January 13, RIA Novosti said the official representative of Roskosmos.
“While a device connection is not established. There is a certain built algorithm that tomorrow the work will continue,” — said the Agency interlocutor, adding that a plan of action for the recovery control device is still in development.
According to the Director of Astro space center of Physical Institute of Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS) Nikolay Kardashev, the hope for recovery remains. He noted that at the moment is limited radiowidget with “Spectrum-R” with the Earth, and the works can be conducted only with the ground station in Ussuriysk (Primorsky Krai), but in the near future it will be possible to send signals from the Moscow region.
12 January it became known that a radio telescope on the device “Spektr-R”, part of the Radioastron project, stopped working on the reception of the command data, but it continues to send information to Earth. It was explained that the cause of the loss of control could the failure of the third backup set of the receiving / transmitting device.
Previously scientific Director of the “Radioastron”, RAS corresponding member Yuri Kovalev wrote on his page in Facebook that the satellite has stopped communicating since Thursday, but remained the hope that he was alive.
A radio telescope with a receiving parabolic antenna with a diameter of 10 meters was put into orbit in the composition of the spacecraft “Spektr-R” in 2011.
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