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Russia launches giant telescope in deep space return

Russia on Monday launched into space its Spektr-R radio telescope planned to be the most powerful ever, the first deep space observatory sent up by Moscow in a quarter of a century. Spektr-R will scour the fringes of the universe for black holes, mysterious quasar radio sources and also the…

Russia slams ‘childish’ space agency errors

MOSCOW – Russian space agency Roskosmos has committed “childish” errors and failed to build enough spacecraft, the government said Monday in an unprecedented rebuke to the Russian equivalent of NASA. Russia’s powerful Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov issued the dressing down at a meeting with Roskosmos’s leadership after two satellite…