Russian Military Satellite breaks up over Pacific, US Air Force reports

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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