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Russian website leaks classified data on Russian satellites

The developers said they would prosecute those involved in the release of the presentation
18:08, 16 May 2019

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A Russian website published the classified information about satellites, the very existence of which was kept in secret. Meduza news agency reported that with the reference to RIA Novosti.

A presentation was made public; it included the list of satellites' names, launch times and the number of devices launched, as well as the data on research and construction works and enterprises involved in the development.

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According to Sergei Likhonosov, Saturn company's Chief Constructor of Li-ion batteries, the man who designed certain parts of the satellites, the information was disclosed for a narrow circle of experts at a conference in Krasnodar, Russia in February 2019. 'This should not have become a matter of public knowledge', he said.

Saturn claimed they would prosecute those involved in the release of the presentation.

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In February, Russia launched EgyptSat-A satellite, experiencing some trouble during the launch.

In early 2019, Russia lost the satellite for early warning of the missile attack; the device named Kosmos-2430 was launched in 2007. 

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