Russian military launches a surveillance satellite to keep an eye on other satellites

Photo Credit: Roscosmos

The Russian military has launched a secret military service that has been specifically designed to monitor the satellites launched by the other countries. The Russian Defence Ministry has informed in its statement. 

Photo Credit: Roscosmos

The new satellite has been launched into space through the Soyuz rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The launch of the satellite was completed on Monday, and the Russian Defence Ministry announced the launch today just a while ago. 

The statement said, “A stable telemetric connection has been established and maintained with spacecraft. All systems are functioning normally.” However, the exact purpose for which the satellite is launched has not yet been communicated. It only stated that the new satellite was launched in an orbit so that the status of the domestic satellites can be effectively monitored. 

The name of the satellite has not yet been communicated. The satellite has now been stated to be under the control of Space Troops of the Aerospace Force. It may be worthwhile to notice that the Russia did not give any sort of notice before the launch of the satellite. That perhaps means that it wanted to keep it a secret. 

This is the fifth launch for the Soyuz 2 rocket in 2019. The statement was made by Roscosmos

 

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