Entire sky in X-rays

The eRosita space telescope was launched on July 13 to provide deep insights into space

The small fleet of X-ray space has gained a new flagship. On 13 July 2019, at 14:31 CEST, the German telescope eRosita successfully lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch was originally scheduled for June 21, but had to be delayed three times due to problems with the Proton M launcher. On a platform on board, alongside eRosita, which was developed built by a consortium of German institutes led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, there is a Russian telescope called Art-XC. The main goal of the eRosita mission is the first complete sky survey in the medium X-ray range up to an energy of ten keV.

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Perfect launch: On July 13, a Russian Proton M launcher successfully lifted off from Baikonur, launching the German X-ray telescope eRosita into space.
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