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    Russia’s Millimetron space observatory, aimed at solving “fundamental astrophysical problems”, will be launched into orbit in 2025

    Russia’s Millimetron Space Observatory to be Launched in 2025

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    Russia's Federal Space Agency claims that Russia’s Millimetron space observatory, aimed at solving “fundamental astrophysical problems”, will be launched into orbit in 2025.

    MOSCOW, (Sputnik) — Russia’s Millimetron space observatory, aimed at solving “fundamental astrophysical problems”, will be launched into orbit in 2025, Russia's Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said.

    “It is expected that Millimetron will be launched into orbit in 2025, to the L2 Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth system at a distance of 1.5 million kilometers from our planet,” Roscosmos said in a statement Monday.

    The observatory will include an ultra-sensitive space telescope with a diameter of 10 meters (32.8 feet) and help study black holes, the formation of stars, planets and galaxies.

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