Mountable kit for an Spektr-R model by Papafoxtrot
Upon reaching orbit, the Russian radio telescope Spektr-R’s antenna will unfold its 27 carbon fibre petals to reach a diameter of 10 meters. Once operational, however, its effective diameter will be larger than the Earth by cooperating with ground-based stations to form a virtual super-telescope. The effective resolution will be more than a thousand times that of the Hubble, allowing scientists to peer into the hearts of black holes and making it well worth the more than twenty years the project has taken.
Origin: Russia • launched 2011 • mass 3,295 kg • mission: study of astronomical objects
Length: 8 cm // 3.1 in
Width: 14 cm // 5.5 in
Height: 8 cm // 3.1 in
180 g // 0.4 lbs
Material: painted wood, painted metal
Contains small parts; not suitable for children under 3 years old.