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Russian Military Satellite Breaks Up Over Pacific, US Air Force Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian military satellite Kosmos 2525, which was launched in 2018, has descended from orbit and broken up over the Pacific Ocean, according to US Air Force data, published at space-track.org.

The spacecraft was sent to orbit by a Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in March 2018. According to the US military, Kosmos 2525 entered Earth’s atmosphere on 1 April. The breakup occurred at about 4:43 GMT over the South Pacific Ocean.

So far, there have been no statements about the satellite or its purposes from the Russian authorities.

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