Russia launches space telescope Spektr-RG

Russia launched a space telescope from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It was a joint project with Germany. The Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket carrying the Spektr-RG taking off from the launch pad.

The Spektr-RG, is a space observatory intended to replace the Spektr-R, known as the “Russian Hubble”, Spektr-R was launched in 2011 to observe black holes, neutron stars and magnetic fields. Its successor will take up similar duties.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI PO/Clerk Main:

  • President of Russia: Vladimir Putin; Capital of Russia: Moscow.
  • Currency of Russia: Ruble.

Source:The Hindu

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