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NORAD: De-orbiting Russian military satellite burns up over the Pacific Ocean

NORAD: De-orbiting Russian military satellite burns up over the Pacific Ocean
Russian satellite “Cosmos-2525”, launched in 2018 year in the interests of the Ministry of Defense, descended from orbit and burned up in the upper atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. Reported by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command).

According to NORAD data, a military satellite left orbit and was no longer recorded by means of control 1 April 2021 of the year. celebrated, that the object is currently in orbit “Cosmos-2525” Not found. According to forecasts, the destruction of the satellite took place at about 7:43 MSK. Mt.. over the South Pacific.

Spacecraft, named “Cosmos-2525”, was launched into orbit 29 Martha 2018 years from the cosmodrome “Plesetsk”. Launch rocket “Soyuz-2.1b” provided the combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces. On the same day, the satellite was launched into the target orbit and taken over for control of ground assets of the Space Forces..

After being taken over for control, the satellite was assigned a serial number “Cosmos-2525”
– said the Ministry of Defense.

The Ministry of Defense did not disclose the purpose of the satellite, on open data, this is an experimental small spacecraft (EMKA), Earth remote sensing.

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