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Cosmos 2558 – Russia launched a satellite to track the American device

The new Russian spy satellite is likely designed to spy on its American “colleague”. Experts will monitor both devices over the coming days to find out for sure if this is the case. space.com.

The satellite, known as Cosmos 2558, was considered a possible “inspector” even before launch, according to Dutch satellite tracking specialist Marco Langbroek. After it was launched on August 2, suspicions only intensified.

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Langbroek noted that Cosmos 2558 was launched into the same orbital plane as USA 326, the US spy satellite that launched the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into orbit last February. Both satellites are in low orbit and will soon “meet” unless one of them makes a sharp maneuver.

As things stand, Cosmos 2558 will rendezvous with USA 326 on August 4th. The distance between the devices will be about 75 kilometers, almost all of which are at altitude.

The publication notes that USA 326 really seems very interesting. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics specialist Jonathan McDowell said that a recently classified American satellite ejected something that could be a sub-satellite or debris.

If Cosmos 2558 turns out to be a space spy, this will not be surprising. So, in 2020, two Russian satellites were maneuvering within 160 kilometers of the American device USA 245, which caused discontent of the command of the US space forces.

Earlier it was known that The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is planning to launch a tiny satellite into space that could expand the radiation research conducted by scientists..

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