|The Spektr-R radio observatory launched on a Zenit rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: Roscosmos|
|Credit: Lebedev Physical Isntitute/Astro Space Center|
The $6.5 billion James Webb telescope would have replaced the 20 year old Hubble observatory.
It is sad that the day has come when the Russians have passed us in space exploration.
Of course they don't have a war in Afghanistan any more...or Iraq, or Libya, or Yemen, or Pakistan, or....
Be seeing you.
|Artist's concept of the Spektr-R satellite in orbit. Credit: NPO Lavochkin|