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EKS 5 (Tundra 5) (Kosmos 2552)

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat

Russian Space Forces

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Kosmos 2552 (EKS 5/Tundra 5)

Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $80,000,000

The Tundra or EKS (meaning Unified Space System) series of satellites is the next generation of Russian early warning satellites.


43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1651 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation


Russian Space Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKS
Administration: Aleksandr Golovko
Founded: 1992

Country: RUS

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

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Ken & Judy
Ken & Judy
7 months ago

Top secret early warning satellites says it all.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
7 months ago

Nominal launch our Russian space friends have done it again .