Artist’s impression of Russia’s huge Spektr-R radio astronomy satellite in Earth orbit. Image: handout

Russia loses control of gigantic orbiting space telescope

  • Spektr-R, launched in 2011 to study black holes, neutron stars and Earth’s magnetic field, stopped responding to commands last week
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Artist’s impression of Russia’s huge Spektr-R radio astronomy satellite in Earth orbit. Image: handout
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