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A mysterious object launched by Russian military is being followed by Western space agencies over fears it could be part of a Kremlin project to kill satellites. Object 2014-28E, which was tracked over Guatemala on Monday night by N2YO, has been making unusual movements according to amateur observers. The Financial Times reported that it has been moving towards other Russian space objects and is now being monitored by Norad - the U.S. Military's space defense command.
Some believe that with the deterioration of West-Moscow relations and the revived interest in space weaponry, this could make strategic sense.
originally posted by: eriktheawful
Uhm.....Earth's rotation does not have anything to do with how something orbits the Earth.
What does matter is the object's velocity, altitude and direction it's headed in.
If you launched a 1,000 kg object and place it in a 250 km orbit about the Earth going from west to east, it will take the same amount of fuel and thrust to place the same object in the same 250 km orbit going from east to west.