Launch Date: September 2018 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Proton-M / Block DM-03 Launch Operator: Roscosmos Launch Site: Site 81/24, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (TBC) Payload: Spektr-RG (2,647kg) Payload Type: X-Ray Space Observatory Spacecraft Manufacturer: NPO Lavochkin A Russian government-operated Proton-M rocket with Block DM-03
|Launch Date:||September 2018|
|Launch Vehicle:||Proton-M / Block DM-03|
|Launch Site:||Site 81/24, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (TBC)|
|Payload Type:||X-Ray Space Observatory|
|Spacecraft Manufacturer:||NPO Lavochkin|
A Russian government-operated Proton-M rocket with Block DM-03 upper stage will launch the Spektr-RG space telescope setting out to enter a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2. The Russian-German observatory-class mission will study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes via a complement of five telescopes covering a broad energy range from the far ultraviolet to the hard X-ray spectrum. The spacecraft hosts the eROSITA and ART-XC instrument that are expected to operate for 7.5 years to complete a four-year all-sky survey followed by 3.5 years of pointed observations.
🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Proton-M /DM-03