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Russia loses satellite which warns of missile attacks

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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, 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.

“Kosmos-2430” was placed in the orbit on October 23, 2007, from Plesetsk Cosmodrome by the Molniya-M rocket. 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 was placed in orbit in 2015.
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