written by tereza pultarova, on march 3rd, 2022

who: germany
what: turns of black hole telescope on russian satellite
how: the german-built telescope was put into “save mode”
when: february 26, 2022
why: germany has ceased all scientific cooperation with russia except for the ISS

interesting fact:┬áthe black hole-hunting telescope, called erosita, launched in 2019 from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan aboard the russian-built spectrum-roentgen-gamma satellite. the mission was jointly funded by the german aerospace center (dlr) and russia’s space agency roscosmos.

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