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Russia loses satellite that warns of missile attacks

Kosmos-2430 was placed in the orbit on October 23, 2007. It fell from the orbit and burnt down in the atmosphere
12:32, 10 January 2019

NASA

Russian spacecraft Kosmos-2430 with Oko missile attack warning system, which was launched in October 2007, fell from the orbit and burned down in the atmosphere, as TASS reported referring to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

According to the American experts, Russian military satellite (NORAD 32268) has ceased to exist on January 5.

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Kosmos-2430 was placed in the orbit from Plesetsk Cosmodrome by the Molniya-M rocket on October 23, 2007. It was designed for tracking the launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles from the territory of the United States with the use of optical telescopes and infrared sensors. According to the unconfirmed data, connection with Kosmos-2430 was lost in 2012-2014 due to the fact that the satellite produced its own resource.

Russia is trying to make a new space echelon of missile attack warning system. Tundra satellite is included in this one, the first one was placed in orbit in 2015.

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