The device was intended for tracking launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles
Launched in 2007, the Russian space vehicle “Cosmos-2430” system of missile warning “Eye” descended from orbit and burned up in the atmosphere.
It follows from the data of Command aerospace defense of North America (NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command), reports TASS.
According to NORAD, the satellite stopped its orbital existence on 5 January.
The device was launched into space 23 October 2007 with the Plesetsk cosmodrome carrier rocket “Lightning-M” and was intended for tracking launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles from the United States. According to unconfirmed reports, the relationship with the “Cosmos-2430” has been lost in 2012-2014 because of the development of a companion of the resource.
Currently, Russia is creating a new space echelon system of missile warning (satellites “Tundra”, the first launched into orbit in 2015).