Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Chicken Little:

A Soyuz rocket launched from the Baykonur/Tyuratam complex carried Cosmos 2399 into orbit today. Cosmos 2399 is a spy satellite mission, carrying a Yantar-4KS1M electronic photoreconnaissance package.

How do I know this? Because the Russians are telling all. Amazing. Not that you get the full scoop on what exactly they will be pointing that little gadget at, but the fact that they are making information so openly available at all is simply astounding.

The other fact to note is that Cosmos 2265 (ok, its rocket booster, to be exact) is expected to re-enter the atmosphere today, hopefully over an uninhabited part of the Pacific. 2399's is expected to rain down on the 16th.

What goes up must come down, so look out for little bits of Soyuz... one comes down just about every week or so.

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