Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

10 meter RadioAstron Russian space radiotelescope is in orbit

The Spectrum-R space observatory was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 110718:

The telescope dish is made from 27 carbon fiber petals. It will operate as an interferometer together with ground antennas.

RadioAstron home page:

Russian Federal Space Agency: