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- Russia launched a Powerful X-ray space telescope called Spektr-RG from cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint project with Germany.
- The launch of telescope was originally scheduled for 21 June 2019 but was postponed twice because of a battery problem.
- It is developed by Russia as a joint project with Germany. Launch Vehicle: Proton-M rocket.It is launched to observe black holes, neutron stars and magnetic fields. It is a space observatory that intends to replace Spektr-R, known as the the Russian Hubble, which Roskosmos (Russian space agency) lost control of in January 2019.
- Spektr-R was launched in 2011 and now its successor Spektr-RG will take up its duties.Although since 2011, Russia has been only country capable sending teams to International Space Station (ISS) but in recent years Russia’s space programmethat was a source of great pride to nation, has suffered a series of humiliating setbacks, although country remains committed to ambitious projects