The scientist announced the reduction of funding for the project Gamma-400
Funding for the creation of scientific instruments for astrophysical space Observatory Gamma-400, designed to observe gamma-ray sources in the Universe, reduced by a quarter in the current Federal space program, told RIA Novosti scientific project Manager, chief researcher of the physics Institute Arkady'per.
In April the General Director of NPO Lavochkin, Vladimir Kolmykov told RIA Novosti that the launch of the Observatory is planned in 2030.
He called the instability of funding the main reason for the postponement of the launch telescope. "We started to work, and then two years ceased to pay money. But if a research team ceases to receive the money, then begins its rapid collapse," - said the scientist.
According to him, there are no restrictions for the implementation of the project by 2030, subject to fulfilment of the financing plan.
However, the'per believes that such complex and knowledge-intensive projects, such as Gamma-400 can not be done quickly. "As a result of such a young age. Even abroad it's measured in 10-15 years", - he added.
Observatory Gamma-400 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 addition to the Physical Institute and NPO Lavochkin, the project involves national research nuclear Institute MEPhI, Institute of space research Russian Academy of Sciences and the Federal scientific center – research Institute of system researches.