Satnews Daily
September 10th, 2014

Russia—Was That A Russian Satellite That Recently Exploded Over The U.S.?

[SatNews] Based on reporting by RIA Novosti, Interfax, and, Russia's Defense Ministry has denied media reports of a Russian military satellite allegedly having exploded above the United States.

On September 9, some media outlets in U.S. and Russia cited the American Meteor Society as reporting that eyewitnesses observed a blast of possibly Russia’s Kosmos-2495 imaging reconnaissance satellite in the sky over the states of Colorado and Wyoming occurring on September 2. Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on September 9th that "the Russian satellite group functions normally and is being constantly monitored by the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces." Konashenkov added that "most likely, the true motive" behind the reports is an attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot the location of the Russian satellite again after they lost track of it.