Cosmos-2555 optical reconnaissance satellite, launched with fanfare from the Plesetsk cosmodrome with the help of a new Angara 1.2 light launch vehicle, “decorated” with the ruscist symbol Z, on April 29, 2022, will burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere today.
Russia, as usual, reported on the successful launch of the satellite. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation claimed that it maintains communication with Cosmos-2555, and its telemetry and onboard systems work normally, and it is launched into target orbit.
Later it became clear that Cosmos-2555 does not transmit radio signals and does not stay in orbit. The lack of maneuvers may mean that the satellite was not real and was used as a mass model to test the Angara-1.2 launch vehicle, which has not yet brought the payload into orbit.
But most likely, the Russian space agency failed once again and lost the satellite. Currently, the altitude of the satellite is only 45 km, i.e. it is falling right now. Join the observation of another “victory” of Russia.