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Cosmos 2552



The Russian Defense Ministry did not identify the purpose of the payload, but the circumstances of the mission — including the trajectory southeast from Plesetsk after launch — suggest the satellite is likely the fifth in a line of EKS, or Tundra, missile warning satellites for the Russian military.

The spacecraft received the name Kosmos 2552, keeping with the Russian naming convention for military satellites.

Alternate Names

  • 49503
  • Cosmos2552

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-11-25
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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