NASA disconnected GALEX telescope

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NASA reported that disconnected a NASA GALEX telescope (Galaxy Evolution Explorer) [ad name=”Google Adsense-3 11″] after nearly 10 years of work. The device was engaged in studying of development of galaxies, using the ultra-violet sight. GALEX telescope was engaged in research of the galaxies remote from us on distance to 10 billion light years. As reported in space department, the signal on a disconnecting of NASA GALEX telescope was given from the center by managements of flights of Orbital Sciences Corp in the city Dulles in past Friday. According to calculations, the device will be on Earth orbit about 65 more years then will start falling actively and will burn down at an entrance to the atmosphere. The device was started on April 28, 2003 with help of the carrier rocket Pegasus XL and put to almost circular orbit 697 km high with an inclination about 29 degrees. The first supervision was devoted on May 21, 2003 to shuttle crew Colombia in the course of which was received sky images in Oat-flakes constellation. This area was chosen for the reason what exactly in the direction of this constellation the shuttle was during the last contact with control center of flight. The satellite is made by Orbital Sciences Corporation on the basis of the LeoStar-2 platform. In 29 months taken away initially for work it was planned to glance in Universe history for 10 billion years ago to find out how stars and galaxies are formed. The space observatory studied hundreds thousands galaxies, by results of these supervision were made some reviews of the sky. In 2007 the member of research team of a telescope Mike Saybert made the discovery, allowing defining further destiny of such stars as the Sun. It began possible thanks to ability of detectors of a NASA GALEX telescope to be focused on one type of radiation. Round a star of the World was found the tail from a dust and gas of long about 2 degrees (13 light years).
source:NASA

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