A newly launched Russian spy satellite may be tasked with stalking one of its American counterparts.
The Russian satellite, known asblog post on Tuesday (opens in new tab) (Aug. 2). And those rumors are unlikely to die down anytime soon.
Kosmos 2558 launched into the same orbital plane as USA 326, an American spy satellite that rode a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit this past February, Langbroek noted. The two satellites are close in altitude as well, and they're scheduled to have a relatively close encounter soon, provided neither one performs any significant maneuvers over the next day or so.
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