Launching the telescope to search for dark matter was postponed to 2030

MOSCOW, April 15 – RIA Novosti. Launch of Russian telescope Gamma-400 for the detection of traces of dark matter is scheduled for 2030, told RIA Novosti the General Director of NPO Lavochkin (included in the Roskosmos) Vladimir Kolmykov.

On the website of the company yet to specify a different period after 2025. In 2015, it became known that the launch is delayed from 2023 to 2025. Overall scientific study of the telescope began in 1987. As of 2011, launch planned in 2016.

the Complex of scientific equipment Gamma-400 (Gamma Astronomical Multifunctional Modular Apparatus) is designed to obtain data to determine the nature of “dark matter” in the Universe, the development of the theory of the origin of high-energy cosmic rays and particle physics, study of cosmic gamma radiation in the range of high energies and x-ray radiation, charged particles of cosmic rays, the search for and study of gamma-ray bursts.

In the project in addition to the Physical Institute. Lebedev and NPO. Lavochkin, as stated on the website of the project, the participation of scientific organizations of Russia (national research nuclear Institute MEPhI, Institute of space research, Federal scientific center – research Institute for system studies), Ukraine (Kiev national University, Lviv centre of Institute for space research) and Italy (national Institute of nuclear physics).