The United States announced that the Russian military satellite “Kosmos-2525” descended from near-earth orbit, after which it entered the dense layers of the atmosphere, where it completely burned out.
According to TOPNEWS, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) issued a statement on April 3.
According to the agency, this spacecraft was launched by the Soyuz-2.1v medium rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in March 2018.
American tracking systems stopped capturing it on April 1. Considering the last known trajectory of the satellite, it most likely burned up on the same day in the sky over the South Pacific Ocean.
According to American experts, the experimental Small Spacecraft (EMKA) Kosmos-2525 is a simplified experimental predecessor of the secret Razbeg reconnaissance satellite, created by the VNIIEM corporation.
Earlier, EADaily reported that Belarus and Russia have begun developing a new space satellite. It is planned to be launched into orbit this year.
The launch is planned within the framework of the approved joint space program of the EAEU, which involves the creation of an orbital constellation of satellites. It includes two Russian-Belarusian ultra-high resolution (0.35 m) satellites and three satellites with a 5 m resolution, which will be manufactured by Kazakhstan.