The Russian military satellite Cosmos-2560 was de-orbited and burned up in less than two months after launch

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 13.12.2022, 16:20

A few months ago, the Russian military satellite Cosmos-2555 burned down. A new spacecraft, Cosmos-2560, followed the same path, but it managed to survive a little longer.

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On October 16, Russia sent the Cosmos-2560 satellite into orbit. It was supposed to be used for reconnaissance, but something didn't go according to plan. On December 10, less than two months after launch, Cosmos-2560 fell out of orbit and burned up in the atmosphere over Guam. This was reported by Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge.

Cosmos-2560 is not the first Russian military satellite to burn up ahead of schedule. On April 29 this year, the Russians launched the Cosmos-2555 spacecraft. It failed to stay in orbit for even a month. On the morning of May 18, the satellite entered the Earth's atmosphere and burned up.

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