Russia Has Lost Total Control Of Its Only Space Telescope
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Specialists from Russia's space agency are attempting to fix issues that have blocked control of the country's only orbiting radio telescope, Spektr-R.
Astro Space Centre chief Nikolai Kardashev said Spektr-R is still transmitting scientific data but it has not responded to commands from earth since Friday according to the RIA Novosti news agency.
The telescope was launched in 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to perform research on the structure and dynamics of radio sources within and beyond our galaxy.
Spektr-R has been operational far beyond its expected five-year lifespan. An official from Russian space agency Roscosmos, Alexander Bloshenko, said Saturday that another attempt to establish control of the satellite will take place on Sunday (today).
|Very Large Array Radiotelescope Spektr-r has been in operation well over the expected 5 years lifespan and has served the Russian Space Agency well.|
For the sake of The Russian Space Agency and the sake of finding Alien life in radio signals and the outer galaxies and well beyond anywhere mankind has ever probed, we need to get this back up and running so good luck for today's test.
Who knows, Aliens could of sabotaged the radio telescope by sending out a destructive radio signal "maybe" embedded within it's own signals as a effective defensive tool coded in to the actual frame of the radio signal picked up by any receiver other than theirs - it's just impossible to know.
We're talking about the frontier of space exploration and the exploration of space so literally, every turn is new uncharted territory.
Even humans couldn't have foreseen that a signal is protected this way? But I tell you something now, if you can design a radio signal with inherent built in, native and all encompassing defences actually on the outside of and within any kind of signal, burst or steady or otherwise acting like a shield on the outside of the signal but with a shield inside a signal independent of each other (sort of) you would be on to a winner "every single time.
There are similar things but not like that.👽🛰📡
Image NPO Lavochkin.
There is so many variables in this that who knows what it was that caused this to go and lose it's signal? It's alive as Engadget has put it but that just deepens the mystery.
Here is a link to our post "How Sputnik Worked".
Source Reference Roscosmos
Source Reference Engadget.