The Kosmos-2569 military satellite was successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry wrote on its Telegram channel on August 7.
According to the military department, the Fregat rocket upper stage put the satellite into the designed orbit and the space forces of the Russian Air Force took control of the spacecraft. At the moment, the satellite is working properly, “onboard systems of the spacecraft are functioning normally.”
According to the US media, the US military plans to launch a hundred satellites in the next few years, creating a multi-level space grouping Transport Layer, which will provide information to aircraft, ships and other military objects.
The first space satellite was launched by the USSR on October 4, 1957. The USSR was a leader in the space industry. The collapse of the USSR led to the surrender of positions in this direction. Now one of the leaders in the space industry is China, which from 1990 to 2012 put 43 satellites into orbit.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency