The American side has suspended the production of matrix receivers for the promising Russian orbital telescope "Spektr-M" ("Millimetron"). This was reported to RIA Novosti by the head of the Astro-cosmic Center of the Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FI RAS or LPI) Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolai Kardashev.
The scientist noted the declining project funding associated with “some kind of bad organization” of “Roskosmos”, which “had never happened before”.
“It is very painful for our foreign colleagues who want to participate. The United States began making instruments for Millimetron (…). And then they said that the leadership of NASA gave us instructions to suspend the manufacture of devices because we will spend our money when it is not known when it will be launched, ”said Kardashev.
The head of the FIAN Astro-Cosmic Center added that for the same reason, Italy, France, the Netherlands and China also froze their work on Spectrum-M. “(They) actually suspended (their participation). Italians made the device. He even tested on the balloon, ”said the academician.
In February, the head of Rosgidromet, Maxim Yakovenko, stated that Russia does not have its own meteorological satellites.
In January, it was reported that only two large Russian scientific satellites are located in Earth orbit, but both of them are not fully functioning. In the same month, it became known that Roscosmos often does not have accurate data on the reasons for the failure of its own satellites.
In September 2018, cosmonaut Oleg Kotov told TASS that at present the Russian crew on the ISS consists of two, not three people, as previously, due to the lack of funds to launch Progress cargo ships.
In April of the same year, RIA Novosti, citing an anonymous source in the rocket and space industry, reported that the US and partners would like to exclude Russia from the international project for the near-moon Gateway station due to delays from Roscosmos in the technological cycles of manufacturing space technology.
At the same time in Russia recognized the inability to independently create satellites.
The Russian 10-meter space telescope "Spektr-M" is designed to explore the Universe in the millimeter and infrared ranges (at wavelengths from 0.02 to 17 millimeters). In 2013, the observatory was planned to be launched in 2019. Currently, the start is scheduled for the beginning of the 2030s.
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