The United States refused to deliver to the ISS Russian telescope
The us space Agency NASA refused to help to deliver to the International space station (ISS), Russian ultraviolet telescope. About it RIA Novosti said the Director of the MCG Institute of nuclear physics Mikhail Panasyuk.
The device is designed to study cosmic rays of extremely high energies (LPVA), will send into orbit the spacecraft “Progress” in the years 2022-2023. The telescope is too big, so will have to ship in parts.
Panasyuk explained that Russia offered the U.S. to participate in international EUSO project and deliver the equipment on the cargo ship Dragon.
“Instead, NASA has proposed a similar project POEMMA consisting of two satellites with ultraviolet telescopes. However, the timing of its implementation — the end of the 2020-ies,” — said the scientist.
LPVA will continue to research flying on the satellite “Lomonosov” of the telescope SLR. It differs from its predecessor in a larger mirror — three meters instead of half.