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Russia’s Tundra Satellite System

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Russia has successfully launched a military satellite into orbit. The satellite is believed to be a Tundra Satellite, which is part of Russia’s Kupol or dome early warning anti-missile system.

  • Russia established the Tundra satellite system, between 2015 and 2020.
  • It is a constellation of Missile Early Warning Satellites.
  • It carries a secure emergency communications payload to be used in case of a nuclear war.
  • They’ll be part of the EKS, or Unified Space System (USS—also known as Kupol or dome), which will contain numerous geostationary orbit satellites.
  • Kupol, unveiled in 2019, is designed to detect launches of ballistic missiles and track them to their landing site.

SOURCE: https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/russia-puts-into-orbit-classified-military-satellite/article37691644.ece

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