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MOSCOW — Dmitry Rogozin, until recently the Russian government's point-man on all matters concerning the defense and space industries, was offered to head up the Roscosmos space corporation on Thursday during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"I will do everything possible and necessary to earn your trust," Rogozin was quoted by Russia's TASS news service as telling Putin after being offered the position.
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On May 26, 1983, the European Space Agency launched its first X-ray Observatory into space. The spacecraft was called EXOSAT, which stands for European X-ray Observatory SATellite. The mission was entirely devoted to studying the universe by looking exclusively at X-ray radiation. Human eyes aren't capable of seeing light in X-ray wavelengths. By looking for X-rays using satellites and telescopes, astronomers can locate and study high-energy sources of radiation. This includes supernovas, active galactic nuclei, galaxy clusters, black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, and binary stars. EXOSAT launched on a Thor-Delta rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It was put in a highly eccentric elliptical orbit that took it around the Earth once every 90 hours. It made several big discoveries during its three years in orbit. Its most famous discovery...
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