American defense Ministry has sounded the alarm relatively domestic satellite "Cosmos-2504", which was launched in early March from the Plesetsk cosmodrome.
Taking into account the opinion of the Pentagon, based on the research behind the object, it can be concluded that this supernova, which has no analogues in the world, weapons of the Russian Federation for the destruction of satellites and spacecraft rivals.
"Sputnik has made at least 11 of maneuvers to rendezvous with the upper stage, which led him into orbit. The probability of maneuvering, though not necessarily, suggests that we are talking about anti-satellite weapons", - is told in the report of the official dealer of the United States air force.
"Space-2504" was launched into orbit together with 3 communication satellites Gonets-M," March 31. To start we used the carrier rocket "Rokot" with the upper stage "breeze-km", which was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. Earlier it was reported that the United States has been closely monitoring the domestic satellite Kosmos-2499".
According to the former head of Roscosmos Oleg Ostapenko, small satellites "Kosmos-2499" and "Kosmos-2491" not intended for use for military purposes. "These tall tales about small maneuvering devices known to us. In fact Kosmos - 2499" and "Kosmos-2491", launched in early December and may 2014, is completely peaceful machines", - quotes Ostapenko "Interfax".
With all this, the head of Roscosmos said that both satellites are used in the interests of science. "This is proactive work carried out in collaboration with University science", - said Ostapenko appeared in the American media reports that Russia has undergone in the cosmos military satellite inspector, capable of maneuvering in orbit.
Version Ostapenko, "totally inappropriate" in the media these satellites are called "companions-murderers". He stressed that Russia systematically opposes the placement of weapons in outer space, and recalled that in early November 2014, the Russian Federation made a special initiative in the United Nations on the non-deployment of weapons in outer space. With all this, a number of States, including the United States, did not support this initiative.
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