Processing Data Gathered With Spektr-R Space Telescope To Take Several Years - Scientist

Processing Data Gathered With Spektr-R Space Telescope to Take Several Years - Scientist

Processing data gathered with the Spektr-R (RadioAstron project) space telescope, that ran out of control, will take several years, head of the project Yury Kovalev told Sputnik on Saturday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th January, 2019) Processing data gathered with the Spektr-R (RadioAstron project) space telescope, that ran out of control, will take several years, head of the project Yury Kovalev told Sputnik on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Director of the Astro Space Center of the Physical Institute of Russian academy of Sciences Nikolai Kardashev told Sputnik that control over the space vehicle had been lost, with attempts to regain control being underway.

According to Kovalev, if control is not restored, the project will be terminated.

"All scientific groups, which were actively working and are working for the RadioAstron [project], accumulated a large amount of data. We are speaking about years of work on this data," Kovalev said.

A source in the Roscosmos space corporation told Sputnik that the corporation was trying to regain control over the space telescope.

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