“The sad news from Moscow. Misha Pavlinsky died earlier today (July 1 - RT) ... Years of overwork and stress led to a loss ... Without Misha, Spectrum-RG would not have happened, ”wrote Alexei Vikhlinin, a leading research associate at the institute, on Twitter.

According to RIA Novosti, the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences confirmed the information.

Earlier it was reported about the death of the designer of engines for the Soviet R-7 rocket Anatoly Daron in the United States.