The Cosmos-2421 US-PU spacecraft, launched last week, is reported to be having problems with one of its solar batteries. The extent of the problems is not clear, though - some sources say that the spacecraft is essentially lost, while a source in the industry said that only one of the eight solar panel segments failed to deploy and that this will not prevent the satellite from functioning normally.

It was reported that the spacecraft is actually quite old - it was produced about 15 years ago (by the Arsenal Design Bureau in St Petersburg, which was Leningrad at that time) and had been in storage since then.