Russia’s only area radio telescope is not responding to instructions from Earth, officers say.
Astro Area Centre arch Nikolai Kardashev settled a series of a Spektr-R satellite tv for pc’s communication techniques had stopped working.
Nevertheless it was nonetheless transmitting systematic information, RIA Novosti information association experiences.
The telescope has been operational proceed past a expected five-year lifespan, Russia’s area association Roskosmos says.
Specialists had regularly attempted and unsuccessful to correct a unnoticed connection, Mr Kardashev stated.
Yuri Kovalev, conduct of research for a Spektr-R mission, settled a hyperlink went down on a morning of 11 January, however combined that “there’s nonetheless hope”.
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Spektr-R was launched into area in 2011.
A code new Russian-German satellite tv for pc, Spektr-RG, is scheduled to be launched this yr.