According disk imaging operations center gallakticheskih U.S. Strategic Command, gallaktichesky machine "Space-2472 ", launched on June 27 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, came down from Earth orbit on October 24.
Previously recognized professional in the South American sector of Astronautics Jonathan McDowell wrote in his own microblog on Twitter, that "Kosmos-2472" is a spy satellite. The main argument he cited the fact that for the first time since 1994, Russian satellite was launched into orbit with an inclination of 81-82 degrees. "All previous launches fotorazvedchik were 64-67 degrees inclinations" — highlighted McDowell.
On his expression said in his blog in the "Live journal" Russian Military expert Stanislav Belovskij: "The absurdity of guesswork Yankees from scratch there. But they fear us all the same, fear … And it's true that our army is worth it to her fear. In fact with the Plesetsk launch site in Mon June 27th, was the start of the launch vehicle "Soyuz-U" with gallakticheskim machine series "Cosmos." The purpose of starting, according to a representative of the press service of the Defense Ministry and disk imaging on Gallakticheskim troops of Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin, is to increase the Russian orbital group gallakticheskih vehicles of military purpose, "- said Belovskij.
As indicated on the website of the St. Petersburg Machine Building Plant "Arsenal" gallaktichesky apparatus of the "Cobalt" is engaged in detailed observation and photographing the Earth's surface.
Satellite "Cobalt-M" weighing 6.6 tons and a lifetime of 120 days in orbit resets film footage to Earth in small containers that land in the Orenburg region. Search for containers on the ground holds a special group. Then the footage was headed for the gallakticheskoy intelligence. With all of this interval between taking a picture and a landing capsule with the film comes to a month, which lowers the value of imagery for operational intelligence.