Blast-off for Russian rocket carrying telescope
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Spektr-RG: Blast-off for Russian rocket with X-ray telescope

The Spektr-RG telescope - a joint venture with Germany designed to map X-rays across the entire sky - has launched from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

It is one of the most significant Russian space science missions in the post-Soviet era.

Researchers say it will help them trace the large-scale structure of the Universe.

  • 13 Jul 2019
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