ABC flies eRosita to Russia
Airbridge Cargo Airlines' (ABC) reputation for the safe delivery of high value and sensitive shipments made it the perfect partner to carry the eRosita X-ray telescope from Germany to Russia in preparation for its launch in spring 2018.
The telescope will ultimately produce a new map of the universe in X-rays, revealing how the largest cosmic structures evolve. The eRosita telescope is a joint venture project between Russia and Germany. Following its launch next year, the telescope will take three months to arrive at its final destination some 1.5 million km from the Earth.
Together with the Russian "ART-XC" telescope, the instrument will be launched with a Proton rocket from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan.
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