MOSCOW, August 23. /TASS/. A smaller space apparatus has separated from the military satellite launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on June 23, the Defense Ministry’s press-service has said.
"A smaller space apparatus separated from that platform today for examining the condition of a Russian satellite. In the long term, a research experiment will be carried out to use the space apparatus for examining the outward appearance of that satellite," the statement reads.
A space apparatus developed for the Russian Defense Ministry was put in space from the Plesetsk space site on June 23, 2017.
The ministry described the apparatus as a space platform capable of carrying different payloads.