Russian "killer satellite" collapsed in space


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Russian "killer satellite" collapsed in space

The Cosmos-2491 military satellite, called the “killer satellite” by the media and put into orbit in 2013, collapsed in space. About this on his page in Twitter said American space expert Jonathan McDowell.

According to him, the US Air Force recorded 10 satellite debris. In the US military catalog they are given numbers 44912-44913 and 44987-44994. The expert believes that the satellite completed its mission in 2014, but at the end of last year it changed its orbit and could collide with space debris or a battery or fuel exploded.

The killer satellite was launched along with three other military satellites. Then in the West they wrote that the Russian Federation brought the maneuvering "killer of satellites". Roscosmos denied this information.

Recall, on November 23 of last year, the Russian satellite Cosmos-2422, which was part of the missile attack warning system, descended from orbit and burned out in the atmosphere.

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