Earth Observation Satellite

Cosmos-2552 is a Russian military satellite launched on 25 November 2021 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by a Soyuz-2.1b light-class launch vehicle.

Name of SatelliteCosmos 2552
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorRKK Energia
Country of ContractorRussia
Launch Mass (kg.)2 000
Class of OrbitElliptical
Perigee (km)1 664
Date of Launch25.11.2021
Launch SitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Launch VehicleSoyuz-2.1b
COSPAR Number2021-113A
NORAD Number49503

Cosmos-2552 is the fifth launched and deployed satellite in the system. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, the main task of the Kupol EKS is to detect launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.


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