A Russian space observatory with a millimetre-range telescope for astrophysical research is named project Millimetron.
“Still, everything is OK. This month our specialists will go to Japan to discuss it [delivery of foreign component parts] in detail,” chief of the RAS Physics Institute’s centre Nikolai Kardashev said.
If Western sanctions have an impact on scientific co-operation Russian science and industry can produce domestic component parts, he said.
However, if this order is transferred to Russian suppliers a space observation mission will be delayed. Now Millimetron space observatory is planned to launch in 2020.
Lavochkin design bureau is developing a satellite platform.