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Russia has frozen the mission to the Sun

В России заморозили миссию к Солнцу

Work on the mission “Interheliozond” suspended at the stage of preliminary design, however, the preliminary date of launch of spacecraft to the Sun remains unchanged and is scheduled for 2026. It is reported TASS with reference to Director of the Institute of terrestrial magnetism, ionosphere and radio wave propagation to them. N. V. Pushkov (IZMIRAN) Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Kuznetsov.

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“Basically, attention is paid to those projects that are about to be launched and international cooperation. Other projects postponed, suspended,” — said Kuznetsov. According to him, work on them will continue, but adjustments to the dates he did not rule out.

The launch of the “Interheliozond” is scheduled for 2026 from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2” with the upper stage “Fregat”. Its task is the study of stars with close distances and the inner heliosphere, the determination of the mechanisms heating the solar corona and accelerate the solar wind, observation of the solar atmosphere and corona in polar and Equatorial regions.

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